OGM anchor light/ water condensation - SailNet Community
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 11-14-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
OGM anchor light/ water condensation





Water vapor transpires through the «putty» they stuck around the connexion wire. That putty does nevertheless meet the USCG waterproof requirement: it is waterproof to liquid water. Water vapor hence gets trapped inside the light.



Drilled two holes in the 450$ light (after customs fees and transport in northest Canada) to have the condensation evacuated.



Dried! No more waterproof though!

Last edited by Doupirate; 11-16-2011 at 10:58 AM.
Doupirate is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 11-15-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
In addition, whenever I turn the light on, I can no more listen to the radio: interference.

I am trying to find their ferrite bud to put on the wire.

Really disappointed with that product.
Doupirate is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 13 Old 11-15-2011
Senior Member
 
Skipper Jer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,209
Thanks: 8
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
ferrite beads, (I would use a core) Filters | Ferrite Cores for Cables and Wiring | Digi-Key

Try looping the nav light power cable around a core several times. Also put a core on the power cable to the radio.
Skipper Jer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
 
post #4 of 13 Old 11-15-2011
Warm Weather Sailor
 
Vasco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,032
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Try one of these about $30.The brightest anchor light in the anchorage. I put the pvc pipe on to protect the delicate wires that come from the led's.

rikhall likes this.

Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Vasco is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 13 Old 11-16-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainmeme View Post
ferrite beads, (I would use a core) Filters | Ferrite Cores for Cables and Wiring | Digi-Key

Try looping the nav light power cable around a core several times. Also put a core on the power cable to the radio.
My radios are powered by a separate circuit. I will hook this by the fuse box:


Last edited by Doupirate; 11-16-2011 at 10:57 AM.
Doupirate is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 13 Old 11-16-2011
Senior Member
 
Skipper Jer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 1,209
Thanks: 8
Thanked 38 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
An interesting experiment would be to temporary power the nav light on a separate battery from the radio to see if the interference stops. Your nav light may be doing double duty as a radio transmitter.
Skipper Jer is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 13 Old 11-16-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainmeme View Post
An interesting experiment would be to temporary power the nav light on a separate battery from the radio to see if the interference stops. Your nav light may be doing double duty as a radio transmitter.
Prior to purchasing the filter, I hooked the light on a power pack at home. I then took my portable VHF, turned the volume high and moved it close around the light.

........silence

No electro-magnetic emission.

So I concluded blocking the ripple interference on the power side should be sufficient.

Last edited by Doupirate; 11-16-2011 at 11:23 AM.
Doupirate is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 13 Old 11-19-2011
old guy :)
 
rikhall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Fredericton, NB, Canada
Posts: 1,061
Thanks: 13
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
Try one of these about $30.The brightest anchor light in the anchorage. I put the pvc pipe on to protect the delicate wires that come from the led's.
I have the exact same one mounted at the top of the mast and it has always been the brightest where ever we have anchored. Bebi Electronics have been so good to deal with. Answer email very promptly and are extremely helpful. Even when I was not sure what I wanted or needed.

Rik

Irwin Citation 34
Mystery
rikhall is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #9 of 13 Old 11-19-2011
Senior Member
 
rbrasi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 645
Thanks: 7
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rikhall View Post
I have the exact same one mounted at the top of the mast and it has always been the brightest where ever we have anchored. Bebi Electronics have been so good to deal with. Answer email very promptly and are extremely helpful. Even when I was not sure what I wanted or needed.

Rik
Link?

1968 Cal 2-30
Sandpiper 2
MDR
rbrasi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #10 of 13 Old 11-19-2011
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,789
Thanks: 0
Thanked 109 Times in 100 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
mitiempo 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
Anchor light junkrig Seamanship & Navigation 28 09-20-2011 12:25 AM
LED anchor light kwaltersmi Gear & Maintenance 13 10-29-2010 01:39 PM
condensation water in fuel tank ArgleBargle Gear & Maintenance 4 11-03-2009 09:24 AM
Anchor light sailor12345 Gear & Maintenance 2 07-23-2002 03:48 AM
Anchor light syrenab General Discussion (sailing related) 1 04-15-2001 07:39 AM

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