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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!

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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:


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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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