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Old 07-20-2006, 07:52 AM
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When installing a new chartplotter, sounder and VHF would you guys run a new seperate +/- from the house batteries to a fused bus bar or draw power and grounds from where ever you can get it?
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:14 AM
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:54 AM
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It would depend on the guage of the wire feeding the fuse block and the equipment currently connected to that block.

If that fuse block is near capacity, install new wire and another fuse block.

The Blue Seas blocks are very nice!!!
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:00 AM
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I would (in fact I did) run dedicated wires (voltage and ground) from the battery management panel to a standalone electronics bus at the helm. The dedicated power wire is fused at the battery management panel to accomodate the total current that the wires can handle (based on wire size and distance). From the electronics bus at the helm each wire to the various units is sized according to the load it needs and fused accordingly.
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Good....thanks guys.....I'll do it up right with a new feed.

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......... That would be a snap to work on.....nice job!
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I would take it from where ever you can get it!! Take it from your neighbors boat, the slip next door. Just leave enough slack in the wire so when you pull out of the slip it's doesn't pull to tight!!






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Who makes that circuit bus? Very Nice.
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Jim_Arndt - 7/22/2006 2:59 AM

Elusive,

Who makes that circuit bus? Very Nice.
Blue Sea Systems

http://www.bluesea.com/product.asp?P...63&l1=7463&l2=

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