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post #31 of Old 02-26-2008
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I was just trying to clarify that having a single set of wires going to the lights doesn't necessarily indicate whether the lights are in parallel or series... that it could be either... you actually have to look at the wiring to see whether they're hooked up in parallel, which is the correct way, or series, which is usually incorrect. Mind you, there are probably some strange little exceptions to this, but they're exactly that...strange little exceptions.

BTW, I never said it made sense to wire the boat with the lighting fixtures in series... which is a bad idea, just that the boat could be wired in either series or parallel...and only looking at the way the wiring is setup will tell you which it is. The number of wires running to the fixtures tells you nothing.
Originally Posted by duffer1960 View Post
I made the series comment again because you hade posted:

"It really depends on how the boat is wired... you can have the boat wired in series or parallel...."

and I was looking for some clarification on the series comment you made.


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