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jkswor



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:45 am    Post subject: Help identifying unknown switch on 25 Reply with quote

Am cleaning electrical wiring and terminal block on a 07 25 ft cdory. On starboard side where batteries are there is a terminal block. With a cover saying house switches. Under it It is on right side of compartment. There are from left to right 4 wires. A yellow one with a yellow fuse. A red one. A unknown object. Has 2 switches about one half x one inches each with two connector posts attached together with a red cable on bottom post Then 2 more red cables
The switch like item is rusted very badly at the connector posts . What is it? So I can get new ones
Wish I could attach a photo. But site will not allow me to do so photo is on my iPhone
Hope that is enough info
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: Help identifying unknown switch on 25 Reply with quote

jkswor wrote:
Am cleaning electrical wiring and terminal block on a 07 25 ft cdory. On starboard side where batteries are there is a terminal block. With a cover saying house switches. Under it It is on right side of compartment. There are from left to right 4 wires. A yellow one with a yellow fuse. A red one. A unknown object. Has 2 switches about one half x one inches each with two connector posts attached together with a red cable on bottom post Then 2 more red cables
The switch like item is rusted very badly at the connector posts . What is it? So I can get new ones
Wish I could attach a photo. But site will not allow me to do so photo is on my iPhone
Hope that is enough info


Yes Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Help identifying unknown switch on 25 Reply with quote

tsturm wrote:
jkswor wrote:
Am cleaning electrical wiring and terminal block on a 07 25 ft cdory. On starboard side where batteries are there is a terminal block. With a cover saying house switches. Under it It is on right side of compartment. There are from left to right 4 wires. A yellow one with a yellow fuse. A red one. A unknown object. Has 2 switches about one half x one inches each with two connector posts attached together with a red cable on bottom post Then 2 more red cables
The switch like item is rusted very badly at the connector posts . What is it? So I can get new ones
Wish I could attach a photo. But site will not allow me to do so photo is on my iPhone
Hope that is enough info


Yes Wink
text a pict to nine oh seven three nine 4 thirtyfivethirty.

& west marine catalog on line is a good resource, West Marine in Anc. has been real good about mailing parts & pieces.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Problem solved/ identified
Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jkswor wrote:
Problem solved/ identified
Thanks




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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to have identified the essential circuit breaker for the "house" systems of the boat! This should be a reminder to all of us:

1:Yearly go over our wiring, and look for corrosion. Clean and protect with a corrosion block material.

2. Identify and label all wiring, including that under the console.
Identify each fuse and circuit breaker.

3. Make at least a rough wiring diagram, so if there is an "electrical emergency" you can identify where the problem is--particularly if you are underway or anchored in a remote area.

The "fuse" in this area, could be either the Wallas stove, or a bilge pump.

Ask the administrators for a "photo album" and then learn to post photographs. It often speeds the information, and thanks to tsturm for posting and solving the problem!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I traced the hot wire to the dingy winch. So original boat owner had this installed. I like the idea of the switch above. Maybe there were none of these in 07. I have only had this boat since July and am going threw it to clean and update as I go. Boat was not maintained well. When I get finished will be like new
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I traced the hot wire to the dingy winch. So original boat owner had this installed. I like the idea of the switch above. Maybe there were none of these in 07. I have only had this boat since July and am going threw it to clean and update as I go. Boat was not maintained well. When I get finished will be like new
Thanks to all
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jkswor wrote:
I traced the hot wire to the dingy winch. So original boat owner had this installed. I like the idea of the switch above. Maybe there were none of these in 07. I have only had this boat since July and am going threw it to clean and update as I go. Boat was not maintained well. When I get finished will be like new
Thanks to all


They have been around for 40yrs that I can remember, just more expensive & built to be in a damp environment. Good luck on your project, I did the same thing when I acquired my 25 replaced all the green fuzzy wiring etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jkswor wrote:
I traced the hot wire to the dingy winch. So original boat owner had this installed. I like the idea of the switch above. Maybe there were none of these in 07. I have only had this boat since July and am going threw it to clean and update as I go. Boat was not maintained well. When I get finished will be like new
Thanks to all


This is not really a "switch" made to shut off the circuit--although it will do so. It is a circuit breaker to protect the wiring and boat; and you should have a battery switch, which cuts off all power. (except to the bilge pump, wired directly to the battery, or a main bus.) I guess I am confused by your comment "maybe there were none of those in 07" Was that in reference to the photo which was posted?

As tsturm noted they have been around for a very long time. Similar function and action circuit breakers were used during WWII.

Good on the maintenance!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thataway wrote:
jkswor wrote:
I traced the hot wire to the dingy winch. So original boat owner had this installed. I like the idea of the switch above. Maybe there were none of these in 07. I have only had this boat since July and am going threw it to clean and update as I go. Boat was not maintained well. When I get finished will be like new
Thanks to all


This is not really a "switch" made to shut off the circuit--although it will do so. It is a circuit breaker to protect the wiring and boat; and you should have a battery switch, which cuts off all power. (except to the bilge pump, wired directly to the battery, or a main bus.) I guess I am confused by your comment "maybe there were none of those in 07" Was that in reference to the photo which was posted?

As tsturm noted they have been around for a very long time. Similar function and action circuit breakers were used during WWII.
Good on the maintenance!


What he had was 2 ea RV/Auto style auto-reset circuit breakers(metal can with 2 #10 studs) in parallel, on 2 pieces of Alu., 1 attached to buss bar through both breakers to Alu. piece #2, with a #6 or#8 lead to some device.
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