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Old 20 July 2009, 07:32   #11
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Radio silence ...

Doesn't anyone else use "Auto-Reset Circuit Breakers" (they seemed like a good idea to me) ?

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Old 20 July 2009, 07:43   #12
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I agree they do like an excellant idea - much like the circuit breakers you get in light aircraft - but these only reset a certain number of times .

I think what is needed is a panel/ box that mounts these things niceley ( it may already exisit) on/ in a console.

I'd use them but it would involve a fairly full on overhaul of all my electrics - its abit of a mess behind the console ! I've tried to tidy it up - but there are lots of things going on ;

Smartcraft Gauges
FM radio / CD player
CD remote
Depth/ speed gauge
Deck light
Nav light
Cabin light
bilge pumps x2
12v socket
Compass light
Starting circuit
Throttle cables & wiring ( PTT etc )
Helm hoses

All of which seem to have come with thier own 12m of wires ! Its a death trap when I take the covers off ! As soon as I fix one thing I have pulled the wiring for everthing else off !

Is this a fairly std list for RIBS?

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Old 22 July 2009, 04:24   #13
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It's standard for anything that has wires.
You will also find that electricians hate making wires off close to optimum length they default to option 1 or option 2
1. Do nothing stuff the entire length into the console (all 5 nautical miles)
2. Put cable in place and tension, use a tuning fork so you know it's really tight, then cut it off.

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