Electric Panel and Radio

Published date: September 15, 2005
  • Boat Type: Boat Type

When upgrading to a dual battery setup, I wanted to separate the various circuits on the boat. An inexpensive electical panel was just the ticket.

The panel fits nicely just inside the companionway hatch. Below that I found a good place to install a radio / CD changer controller we took out of our old truck before selling it.

The electrical panel came with a momentary on/off test button for a single battery. I replaced this with a dual pole switch from Radio Shack, so I can check either the House or Starter battery.

Below the voltage meter, I also installed a bridge switch for my dual battery combiner. It's handy to access, and allows me to force the batteries to combine when needed.

Published by: Zavala


Model Year: 2005

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