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Old 27 May 2007, 14:47   #21
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What you mean about constructing the panels?

Like stainless plate with hole cut though for the switches and gauges?
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Old 27 May 2007, 15:24   #22
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So is anyone using the circuit breaker switches? This seems Ideal for a boat as there's no faffing about with fuses if an intermittent fault strikes.
So, (trying to appear nonchalant) what circuit breakers were you thinking of then???
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Blue sea sell a switch panel that has circuit breakers instead of fuses. They are more expensive, but worth it if they work. I must admit to never having fuse trouble at sea, but if one did go and you thought you'd corrected/isolated the problem, then how easy would it be to push the reset button on the circuit breaker instead of routing around for fuses. These things do tend to happen in less that pleasant conditions and in the dark.

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Old 27 May 2007, 16:11   #24
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What you mean about constructing the panels?

Like stainless plate with hole cut though for the switches and gauges?


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Pitty you didn't ask me a little over a month ago, I've changes jobs and haven't the access to the things I once used to. I might have some suitable Stainless plate in the garage (about 1.5 mm thick) I'll have a look tomorrow.

I've just taken delivery on some sheet Carbon Fibre for my project, I'll see if I can get some more if Coulthard dosen't have too many more accidents
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I know a man who has some stainless

What are you looking for?

RS have some Breakers designed to fit into blade fuse holders to give you either option and some fuses that light up when blown or so it says, I haven't blown one yet to find out.

http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/se...0&cacheID=ukie

http://rswww.com/cgi-bin/bv/rswww/se...0&cacheID=ukie

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Well I found this "Wave 5 Gang Waterproof switch Panel" today, with circuit breakers for a very good price. It's from CQuip, but no IP rating. The switches are the same type as used in other switch panels. Any good or stick with Blue Sea?
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Well I found "Wave 5 Gang Waterproof switch Panel" today, with circuit breakers for a very good price. It's from CQuip, but no IP rating. The switches are the same type as used in other switch panels. ?
No they're not! They may look the same, and they fit in the same modular holder, but they ain't made by Carling. They're are a Chinese/Taiwanese copy, with what looks like identical internal parts, but they ain't the same!
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The guy did say they where Carling parts, but I guess he might have been mis-informed too, but he did say they where used on Ballistic's.
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