Depth finder - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 08-07-2008 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Depth finder

I am a novice (dumb ass) at elctricity. I am trying to install a depth finder in my 1982 Catalina 27. I have a "house" battery. Can I just put a switch in the lines connecting the depth finder to the battery or do I need some kind of step down device? HELP!
geolarry is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 08-27-2008
Sailor
 
Gladrags1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
Posts: 673
Thanks: 10
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 13
 
It really is a simple thing, working with dc current. Your boat should have a panel where you turn on the navigation lights as well as other things on the boat. This panel should have fuses or circuit breakers that look like light switches, depending upon your boat's age. Most probably, they are pushbutton breakers or fuse. Anyway, one side of the switch or fuse will have a wire that goes to a main breaker or fuse. The other side should have a screw connection with a wire going to what ever appliance or light that the switch / fuse operates. Select an available breaker / fuse that you will keep turned on all the time. If you don't have an empty one, select one that will be ok if you keep it on all the time. Don't select navigation lights because you only want to turn them on at night. Put the positive (red) lead from the depth sounder there. The black lead should go to a negative bus bar. This is a block with lots of screws and wires attached. Find an available spot and crimp on an appropriately sized connector and attach it to the bus bar. That, is all there is to it.
Gladrags1 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Depth finder question?? gwp Gear & Maintenance 10 01-12-2009 06:32 PM
Depth Finder ozarkmom43 Gear & Maintenance 2 06-13-2008 09:12 AM
Depth Finder Duke 7184 Gear & Maintenance 6 09-18-2007 10:36 PM
What type depth finder do you have? gwp Gear & Maintenance 11 10-25-2003 11:04 AM
Depth Finder Problems gcall Gear & Maintenance 1 09-06-2001 03:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome