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marshoaks 08-31-2014 09:12 AM

Convert from Circuit Board (PCB) to a conventional switch panel
 
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Can anyone tell me how difficult it would be to convert from a printed circuit board (PCB) to a more conventional rocker switch/breaker panel such as one made by Blue Sea or Seasense? My PCB has issues with broken quick connectors which will require de-soldering and soldering new terminals and I think it may be time to convert the whole system. I only have six active switches on my current setup (Acc; Bilge; Livewell 1; Livewell 2; cockpit lights and Navigation Lights:) but will probably get an 8 switch panel for expansion options. By the way, this is for a 19' Polar CC. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or comments. I will try and attach a few pictures so you can see what I am working with.

prowlersfish 08-31-2014 09:21 AM

Its a petty easy job for some of us. BUT that depends on your skill level doing this type of work . For me its easy , but I have some friends that are a lot smarter then myself that could not do it . Not a great answer but I don't have a clue what you good at LOL

kctango 09-22-2014 09:31 AM

I have a similar setup.
My boat is a kenner fishmaster 2450 with the same switch panel as shown in picture #3 the plug in picture #2 plugs into the PCB on the back of the switches?????
I don't have the breaker panel that's in picture #1 it was stolen from the boat. where do the wires from the breaker panel go????and plug into?????? please add those pictures to help me out.

SOA 06-17-2017 06:14 AM

Heads up: old thread revival

I have a 21 polar with this type of wiring. After 13 years the switches are starting to fail and I am contemplating re-wiring the switches and accessories. I would just yank everything out and start fresh; however does anyone know if anything on the ignition side is hooked in to this?

Catn TJ 06-17-2017 12:26 PM


Originally Posted by SOA (Post 10378857)
Heads up: old thread revival

I have a 21 polar with this type of wiring. After 13 years the switches are starting to fail and I am contemplating re-wiring the switches and accessories. I would just yank everything out and start fresh; however does anyone know if anything on the ignition side is hooked in to this?

I have a 2100 polar as well. Why not just replace the switches that are failing. These are standard cole hersee switches.

SOA 06-19-2017 06:58 AM

I would do that, but I believe corrosion has won this battle.

Catn TJ 06-20-2017 05:21 AM


Originally Posted by SOA (Post 10383475)
I would do that, but I believe corrosion has won this battle.

When I pulled the switch panel to replace it ( replace the face panel) there were no ignition related wires. You should be able to easily trace the wires back to the circuit breaker panel in the compartment. - pm me if you want more details.


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