SailNet Community - View Single Post - Electrical kill switch
View Single Post
Old 05-02-2013
svHyLyte's Avatar
svHyLyte svHyLyte is offline
Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,872
Thanks: 15
Thanked 123 Times in 116 Posts
Rep Power: 7
svHyLyte is on a distinguished road
Re: Electrical kill switch

Originally Posted by Letrappes View Post
The kill switch cuts the power to the three way switch which cuts power to the whole boat. I'm thinking it's not needed as the three way switch selects from the two banks.

On my future design for the power system I had thought about putting in an independent three way switch just for the diesel which would be separate from the main power panel. That way I can cut power to the starter without shutting down the whole boat.
One of the original twist switches did exactly that (I believe it was the after-most but am uncertain of that). Frankly, I'd loose the 3-way switch and go back to the original arrangement.

"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook