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Project: C34 Unswitched 12V Power

The previous owner just ran a small wire with a BIG ring lug to the battery terminal to get unswitched 12V power.  After making other battery power upgrades, I decided to "do it right".  I've added heavy gage wire (#8) from the battery to a 70A fuse right in the battery box.  From the "output" side of the fuse, I put a combination buss-bar & fuse panel for the unswitched 12V loads (bilge pump, bilge high water alarm, and battery monitor power), each with an appropriately sized traditional fuse.  I also ran another #8 wire from the 70A fuse "output" along side the switched main power cables from the battery compartment to another buss-bar & fuse panel positioned behind the main electrical switch panel.  And again, any power from that panel passes through an appropriately sized traditional fuse.

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Mark Elkin, #133 Yorkshire Rose

Important: The opinions expressed here are those of the individual contributors to this page, and not those of the Catalina 34 National Association or Catalina Yachts, Inc. Additionally, this material has not been reviewed by Catalina Yachts, Inc. for technical accuracy. This page's maintainer cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or the desirability of suggested modifications or upgrades. Please obtain assistance from a competent marine mechanic or boatyard prior to making any significant modifications to your vessel.   

 

Mark Elkin, #133 Yorkshire Rose

Important: The opinions expressed here are those of the individual contributors to this page, and not those of the Catalina 34 National Association or Catalina Yachts, Inc. Additionally, this material has not been reviewed by Catalina Yachts, Inc. for technical accuracy. This page's maintainer cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information or the desirability of suggested modifications or upgrades. Please obtain assistance from a competent marine mechanic or boatyard prior to making any significant modifications to your vessel.   

 

Last modified by Phil Imhof, Wednesday, August 11, 2004 . Copyright 2001 by Catalina 34 International Association.  All rights reserved.