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Jim Focha and Julie Gwin

Jay, this is the project I've just finished. I don't remember the part number but I used the Blue Seas panel with 22 breaker, main breaker, anolog volt and amp meter. I mounted the panel on white plastic from Tap plastics. It hinges from the bottom to open. The back of the panel is boxed in and covered with sound insulation.

I have used one breaker for multiple devices such as navigation lights. But for the nav lights I installed a seperate fuse block. On the others I use a junction block for multiple wires and one breaker. As long as the breaker is sized for the smallest wire in the circut, it's not a problem. Good paractice is to never have more than one wire to a breaker.

I didn't want the A/C & D/C on the same panel so I installed another panel in the quarter berth just like the first one. This panel has the MPPT solar regulator, A/C panel, blidge pump swith, battery selector switch and lastly switches for wind generator, SSB, refrigeration and engine.

Calders book has everything you need to know.


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