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Re: Testing Electronics

Originally Posted by NS Crew View Post

I'm not that savy with electronics so I apologize if this is a simple question. Is there a way to test a wind speed/direction indicator at the top of the mast to see if it is working? It used to work and now the display unit in the boat isn't reading anything. So I want to know if it's the display (or the wiring from the display to the mast) or if it is the indicator (or wiring from mast up to indicator) at the top of the mast.

If you can find the specs you might be able to find what signal is coming from the indicator.
Then disconnect the input and generate your own input somehow.

Most likely however the power is not getting to the panel.
I would think that even with the indicator not hooked up at all the panel should light up.
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