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Old 04 January 2011, 16:40   #11
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Can you not check the voltage of the SRM Cable? I'm going to guess it's going to be 12v (I could be wrong) it seems unnecessary to have other voltages involved to me and it is a switching cable rather than a sensor cable. If it is indeed 12v I would doubt that the current draw from a single LED would overload the circuit. Could you not contact customer support to verify this as the simplest solution is often the best one.
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It's very unlikely it will be at 12v. In most cases a switch of this nature will be grounding a circuit to pull a transistor/ic on to activate the silent mode. Most ttl/cmos voltages are 5v or less in modern electronics, and extra load may stop the circuit working altogether or cause an overheat in a transistor due to too much current flow.
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It's very unlikely it will be at 12v. In most cases a switch of this nature will be grounding a circuit to pull a transistor/ic on to activate the silent mode. Most ttl/cmos voltages are 5v or less in modern electronics, and extra load may stop the circuit working altogether or cause an overheat in a transistor due to too much current flow.
Would be worth checking though, as it would save some aggro.
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TBH I'm more in favour of leaving well alone. Fitting a DP/ST instead of a SP/ST and taking a 12v supply for the LED from the adjacent switch is no effort at all.
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If it's a toggle switch, what's wrong with using the big lever thing to tell you what it's doing?
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I love the ability to go into 'stealth' mode........

Now why would you want to ???
I can picture the scenario:
The usual crowd of rib groupies who wouldn't give you the time of day if you didn't own one calling me up for their free day trip to France: "Yeah sorry mate I've er..um..got a plumber coming round at 2, can't leave the house".

Next thing they're logged into marinetraffic.com watching you flit across their screen straight into the Bassin Vaubin

I love AIS, I think it's a great idea but I do like my privacy now & then too!
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I love AIS, I think it's a great idea but I do like my privacy now & then too!
You can't go hiding from the public now that you're a fully fledged 'events manager'
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Well spotted, wondered how long it would take!
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Nature of my job really. Need a keen set of eyes to spot the interesting bits.
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