Category «Electrical»

Aft Cabin Head: Cabinet Installation

Progress on the aft cabin head: cabinet installation. This is a section of the aft cabin where space for the head is separated from the master bunk by a ‘wedge’ shaped area. It is the space highlighted in red on the drawing below. Besides providing cabin partition and storage space, the cabinets conceal mechanical and …

Any Colour You Like

The final “ambient” lighting for the main and forward salon has been installed. These are two five meter LED strips that run along the underside of the side decks illuminating downward. These strips have 60 LEDs per meter that provides a fairly continuous “glow”. The lighting is not “direct” enough to be used as work …

What Was I Thinking?

Over the last a few weeks, two events occurred revealing two flaws in my electrical wiring design and implementation. One AC and one DC kind… AC wiring flaw It is close to winter again. Which means space heaters get run when I am inside the boat. Large power tool operation inside the boat is happening …

Engine Room Component and Wiring Access

The installation wiring of the Mastervolt components provides an opportunity illustrate the mounting system devices for the engine room. Large-ish components, such as the battery charger and DC-DC converter, are mounted to an half inch acrylic panels. The panels are then mounted to aluminum rails that are attached to the bulkhead. The rails provide 1.5 inches of …

Mastervolt User Interface Components

The user interface panel has been installed in the engine room. It includes three user control devices: MasterView Easy touch screen, three-switch circuit board, and four-switch circuit board. MasterView and two banks of switches The MasterView device is a simple touch screen that enables monitor and control of the MasterBus system devices. The three and …

For The Want of Yellow Heatshrink

This is sort of a rant… Some time ago, the ABYC standards people designated yellow as the “new black” for color coding  DC negative (-) wiring. That is, the negative leads of DC wiring should be coded yellow. The purpose is to eliminate confusion with the ‘hot’ side AC wiring (black). So, you can get all …