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Old 02-14-2015, 10:29 AM
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Default A little different style of switch panel - really neat, see pics inside

For a special project for Mag Bag Yachts, we designed this panel, loaded with backlights and special stainless steel waterproof push button switches. We've typically steered clear of pushbuttons b/c of the super low current rating requiring a bunch of relays... but we found some really sharp looking ones recently rated at a nice 15A.

This panel will be showing up at the exhibition of a May Bay 33 at one of the West Coast boat shows (if interested can find out which) coming up in a few weeks.

We're really happy with how it came out... if anyone's interested in working up something special for your boat, please give us a shout!

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Old 02-15-2015, 03:01 PM
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These are really nice.
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Old 02-15-2015, 03:29 PM
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Nice craftsmanship!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 04:37 PM
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Default Installation Photo

Thanks a ton for the replies.

Here's a shot installed... hope they send us a photo of everything lit up to post.

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Old 02-27-2015, 05:20 PM
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How do these switches work?
Press it to turn it on. Press it again to turn off.
Light ring lights when pressed on.
Does it pop out when tripped?
Can these be used instead of rockers?
Thinking these will use less space.
Thanks
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They look really nice. Sell some to Yellowfin so we can get rid of C Zone!
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Originally Posted by DaddyMenace View Post
They look really nice. Sell some to Yellowfin so we can get rid of C Zone!
Are these part of czone?
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim31 View Post
How do these switches work?
Press it to turn it on. Press it again to turn off.
Light ring lights when pressed on.
Does it pop out when tripped?
Can these be used instead of rockers?
Thinking these will use less space.
Thanks
correct, they push on, then push off again. You can't have Double Throw style in these, so can't do things like combining Navigation and Anchor onto one switch.... all are either ON-OFF or (ON)-OFF.

These do NOT have a built in circuit breaker, so no... they do not "trip" off. You'd need separate circuit protection... this customer chose to have a separate fuse block inside the console.

Sure, they can be used instead of rockers... except with the above exceptions (ie DT switches).

They do use less space, but remember since they are not labeled, you have to leave room to engrave text into the panel.

Other questions... NO, this is not in any way part of a C-Zone system, and do not require any kind of computer or serial interface... old fashon current switching.
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Old 03-26-2015, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by DaddyMenace View Post
They look really nice. Sell some to Yellowfin so we can get rid of C Zone!
Those are CZone switches.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by CloseEnough View Post
Those are CZone switches.
Look very similar, but these are NOT the switches used with CZone and this boat does not have CZone... they are 12V current switching push buttons, and can work on any standard 12V system.

They will drop in to replace v-series if desired.

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Old 04-21-2015, 04:32 PM
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this is badass! I am in Charleston, and am updating my entire boat (Sea Hunt Triton 232). I thought I was going to do rocker switches, but this has me thinking! I want it.
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Originally Posted by FiveOnIt View Post
this is badass! I am in Charleston, and am updating my entire boat (Sea Hunt Triton 232). I thought I was going to do rocker switches, but this has me thinking! I want it.
Thanks! Yeah, shoot me an email at esteele@newwiremarine.com to get started with one of these panels.

Here's another shot of the panel being installed. We did a second panel for them a couple weeks ago, will see if we can get some installation shots of that one too.

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Old 07-05-2015, 11:50 AM
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The first panel worked out great, so we were commissioned to build a matching panel for inside the console. Has several of the same push button switches, plus some precision cut holes for a number of panel mount circuit breakers:

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Old 07-05-2015, 04:33 PM
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Are you using the BocaTech switches? They are the only ones i know that are rated 15A, who did you use?

What is wrong with CZone? Seems pretty slick to me, dont know how crazy i am about not having regular switches though....
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Originally Posted by boatguy33 View Post
Are you using the BocaTech switches? They are the only ones i know that are rated 15A, who did you use?

What is wrong with CZone? Seems pretty slick to me, dont know how crazy i am about not having regular switches though....
Yes, they are BocaTech switches. They allow a full 15A without relays, which on a boat I'd consider just another potential failure point to be avoided.

I'm not super familiar with CZone, nor am I particularly against it... have just seen a lot of complaints, particularly on this forum. The biggest thing for most small boat owners implementing on an existing boat is the price I suppose.

I guess I like good old fashion current switching on a boat... has been around a hundred + years and you don't need a software engineer to troubleshoot/fix the inevitable problem. The boats we use operate in a really harsh environment for complicated electronics.

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Old 07-06-2015, 04:38 AM
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Nice...i am currently using the smaller rated ones with relays waiting for pricing on the BocaTechs. Havent had an issue yet with them and i have some pretty hardcore guys using our stuff. Could you PM me a shot of the backside, im curious how the leads all layout. Thanks man.
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Originally Posted by boatguy33 View Post
Nice...i am currently using the smaller rated ones with relays waiting for pricing on the BocaTechs. Havent had an issue yet with them and i have some pretty hardcore guys using our stuff. Could you PM me a shot of the backside, im curious how the leads all layout. Thanks man.
PM sent. Anyone reading in the future... can send direct questions or quote requests to me at: esteele@newwiremarine.com for faster response.

thanks!
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:05 AM
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Do you still do these types of panels?
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Originally Posted by GTR35 View Post
Do you still do these types of panels?
Sure we do! Give me a call: (843) 297-8348, or email: esteele@newwiremarine.com to discuss what you're looking for.

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