Marine Electronics Forum - Guest Battery Switch -What is Field?

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cjd
03-23-2012, 12:36 PM
I just got a replacement Guest battery switch (2 batteries). It replaces a Perko, and is for a 2 stroke yamaha 150 (1993)

My perk did not have any "field" lugs on the back, but the goes does. What are these for? I read that they supply the alternator. I assume this means I would only use them if I had an inboard. Is that the case? Do I need to do anything with these? I am kind of hoping that they are always hot, and I can use them for my bilge.

Thoughts?


cjd
03-23-2012, 12:54 PM
This request for information has been up for almost 12 minutes, and no one has spoon fed me what I need to do. At this rate I am going to actually have to do some work.

you people continue to let me down

DIVER2
03-23-2012, 01:02 PM
Not sure of the question. How about a link to the one you have. May be able to help!


Danny33486
03-23-2012, 01:05 PM
If you have to ask you should not be installing this yourself. You will more than likely burst into flames, along with your boat, and passengers. I am kidding

http://bluesea.com/viewresource/91

Read this I think this explains it. Not sure but it is a start

wingless
03-23-2012, 01:25 PM
http://bluesea.com/viewresource/91

Read this I think this explains it. Not sure but it is a start That has a reasonable description of the Field connections for an alternator and for an MBSS.

If an MBSS has field connections, but there are none on the alternator, then they are unused on the MBSS.


If you have to ask you should not be installing this yourself. You will more than likely burst into flames, along with your boat, and passengers. Please stop undermisestimating, this means end of life on our planet, as we know it...

cjd
03-23-2012, 01:27 PM
Danny, I find it hard to believe that I will bursting to flames if I install this myself. The heat requires for that is something like 1600 degrees. That said, I could sure burn down the block ;)

I read something similar on the Guest site. I have always assumed that on an outboard, I have no alternator, and as a result, I have need to use these lugs with an outboard engine. I am just hoping someone can confirm that for me.



Thanks

cjd
03-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Sweet mother of god wingless!! Friday afternoon, 70 degrees out, I am trying to finish an expense report AND repair my boat in my mind, and you throw out an MBSS?

What kinds of a sicko are you? What in gods name is an MBSS, and will penicillin work?

Danny33486
03-23-2012, 01:39 PM
Sweet mother of god wingless!! Friday afternoon, 70 degrees out, I am trying to finish an expense report AND repair my boat in my mind, and you throw out an MBSS?

What kinds of a sicko are you? What in gods name is an MBSS, and will penicillin work?

Multi Battery Selector Switch. That reminds me my compnay owes me $$ from a trip last week. :tht_rulez:

wingless
03-23-2012, 02:34 PM
Sweet mother of god wingless!!

What kinds of a sicko are you? I'm your worst nightmare!

MBSS = Me Be Super Smart

Birdman
03-23-2012, 02:47 PM
If you have to ask you should not be installing this yourself. You will more than likely burst into flames, along with your boat, and passengers.

:rofl:

caltexflanc
03-23-2012, 03:43 PM
This is why you always have your Glock ready.

cjd
03-23-2012, 05:38 PM
Is it safe to go offshore with a single MBSS's, or would triples make more sense?

Bayfly
03-23-2012, 09:00 PM
definitely need each other.:grin:

jethro1
03-24-2012, 06:06 AM
If you have to ask you should not be installing this yourself. You will more than likely burst into flames, along with your boat, and passengers. I am kidding

http://bluesea.com/viewresource/91

Read this I think this explains it. Not sure but it is a start

Before I got to the "I am kidding" part I was sure this was Ron Widman posting.

jethro1
03-24-2012, 06:12 AM
I have always assumed that on an outboard, I have no alternator, and as a result, I have need to use these lugs with an outboard engine. I am just hoping someone can confirm that for me.

Thanks

You know what is said about the word "assume".

Some outboards don't have electrical generation systems to supply current to a battery, some have permanent magnet generators and some have belt driven generators, aka alternators.

A field circuit is part of a belt driven generator. The current in the field is adjusted by the voltage regulator to maintain a given voltage.

Ron Widman may argue this point.



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