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Originally Posted by 99miles View Post
I'm trying to wire up this old switch panel, but it looks different than the diagrams in Casey's book as far as I can tell.
This is a poor photo, but the left side has the positive going out to say, a light.
Are the right two terminals for positive and negative to the battery, respectively?
I was thinking I'd just have to send one positive and one negative wire to it, but maybe that's not the case. I'm also a little confused b/c this is a very old panel and has been used before, but the right terminals look like they'd require a soldered connection, but I see no signs of previous soldering on there.

Don't bother. Sooner or later, it will only bring you grief.

Do yourself and your Cal 24-2 a favor and spring for a new panel, like this one: Blue Sea Systems #1459 Panel 360 DC 4 POS Switch CLB + V M V

While you're at it, revisit Casey or, maybe, Charlie Wing's excellent book: Boatowner's Illustrated Electrical Handbook (9780071446440): Charlie Wing: Books

The $23 will be the best you ever spend on your boat :-)

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