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Old 13 December 2017, 03:17   #11
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Sweet Tim! Very useful indeed. But I take it will land in the same range of 800+$ and if that were an option for me, I would probably consider a yacht instead

It can, as described, be accomplished with loose relays and fuses, but itís a slight pain to wire.
If someone knows of a circuit with relays and fuses on, that are cost effective, then thatís what Iím looking for.
The blue relayboard at the OP is for arduino and 5$ the buttons is 10$ and some fuses 10$. That totals somewhat more manageable price wise.


Are you fitting all this kit to a RIB?
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Are you fitting all this kit to a RIB?


No no, to my television, in case of war and flooding you know.

Brexit níall just saying!
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Old 13 December 2017, 05:14   #13
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No no, to my television, in case of war and flooding you know.

Brexit níall just saying!


Ahh! I see clearly now, I think rule#3 applies in this situation
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Ahh! I see clearly now, I think rule#3 applies in this situation


Naah.. the rule to think out loud doesnít apply here. Or anywhere for that matter..

Say you were sitting in your grandmas best leather chair, hating your life full on. Realize youíve just hit rock bottom; and it possibly canít get any worse. Then ďEastendersĒ comes on, you fall asleep. Waking up with a loud grunt, just to lean you wet your self, and what was in your mouth, is now on your shirt.
Push the light button
Push the bilgepump button.
Everything is suddenly normal again.

(Thinking out loud isnít really a constructive thing...)
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Old 13 December 2017, 08:06   #15
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Has ANYONE seen a ďmoduleĒ with relays and fuses, that has a momentary circuit relay for horn, bilge, PA - and a on/off for lights, lanterns etc!?
No

You seem to be after bespoke, complicated, cheap, aesthetically pleasing and a number of other contradictory requirements.

Are you part of the Danish MoD?
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You seem to be after bespoke, complicated, cheap, aesthetically pleasing and a number of other contradictory requirements.



Are you part of the Danish MoD?


I believe that to be in the eye of the beholder.. I donít really see the complexity. As mentioned earlier today, it is done - and that is how it is built. Like it or not, thatís how your car is build. On top It even has a few computers to run it all.
-I just hoped someone had cracked it, at a fair price, as I can see Iím not the only with an esthetic sense.

What is the Danish MoD?
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Blue Sea Systems do an 8 way switch panel with circuit breakers. Switches are rated for 20A at 12V so you'd only need to add a solenoid/relay for your light bar.

https://www.bluesea.com/products/cat...Contura_Panels
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Blue Sea Systems do an 8 way switch panel with circuit breakers. Switches are rated for 20A at 12V so you'd only need to add a solenoid/relay for your light bar.

https://www.bluesea.com/products/cat...Contura_Panels


You've obviously not grasped the brief John, not Gucci enough
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Horns DO need relays with 30A contacts, or switches with 30A contacts A 3 or 5A switch will burn out in no time. This is due to the surge current when the circuit is activated. The Average running current is considerably less.
This criteria applies to any circuit which drives a solenoid (Horn) or a motor. (Inductive load)
If you do fit switches or relays, make sure they are the sealed variety. The marine environment will quickly rot out the cheap variety.. There are Automotive switches and relays which are suitable for a moderate price.
I am a firm believer that Reliability is more important at sea than the price of the components
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