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Re: Wiring & Installing A Battery Monitor

Originally Posted by night0wl View Post
Just following up on this....ancient history.

I realized the "leak". Beneteau, in their infinite wisdom, put 28 teeeny tiny LEDs on the breaker panel to illuminate each switch. Together, as long as the negative on the boat is "on", these draw 0.1 - 0.15 amps....CONSTANTLY. *ugh*!! Over the course of a weekend on the hook, thats 5 aH, which is enough to power my fridge for 1 hour!

I have to install a "switch" to turn these lights on and off. But seriously Beneteau...why?!
Not just Beneteau most builders do that. Easy as pie fix is to connect those LED strips to the cabin lighting circuit. No need for them unless it is dark, cabin lights are on when it is dark.... Course you can always wire them to their own switch too but the cabin light breaker is already there..

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