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Forum: Ignition System 06-05-2019, 04:45 PM
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Posted By ndutton
The wattage specification is a minimum. If the...

The wattage specification is a minimum. If the recommended resistor is 1/2 watt, a 3 watt resistor has capacity to spare.

I have a Plan 'C' for you:
Go to an alternator driven tach like the...
Forum: Ignition System 06-04-2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By ndutton
Mouser Electronics has a Canadian presence. Here...

Mouser Electronics has a Canadian presence. Here is a 3 watt, 10K Ω resistor:...
Forum: Ignition System 06-04-2019, 08:09 PM
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Posted By BobMcD
Talking Trevor, I see you are in Collingewood. There...

Trevor,
I see you are in Collingewood.
There is a place called Electronsonics in Markham.
Website


HTTPS://www.e-sonic.com

They have all sorts of electronics stuff.
Forum: Ignition System 05-27-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By ndutton
I suggest giving their diode remedy a try. ...

I suggest giving their diode remedy a try. Diodes are cheap.
Forum: Ignition System 05-25-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By ndutton
Give this a read and see if it helps. You'll...

Give this a read and see if it helps. You'll need to follow the links too.
http://support.pertronix.com/kb/faq.php?id=34
Forum: Electrical 03-27-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By joe_db
I have one of those as well and I like it. I...

I have one of those as well and I like it. I sprung for the control panel too. Mine is the previous generation, so the starter interrupt is me. It has a thermal sensor in there, so if you draw over...
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By ndutton
Why hasn't this been done already?

I would like to see a 1-2-ALL battery switch with a mechanical OFF gateway. The switch would turn normally through positions 1, 2 and ALL but to attain OFF the user would have to push the handle in...
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By Marian Claire
"My switch says that switching between batteries...

"My switch says that switching between batteries is ok. The switch keeps a connection thru the cycle." Post # 4.
That is my understanding. The switch "makes" a second connection before it "breaks"...
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By wristwister
Same here. Alternator charges both batteries...

Same here. Alternator charges both batteries regardless of switch position. Same thing with the charger (dual battery output). The switch only governs which battery(s) the juice flows out of....
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By Administrator
+1 for the heretics. Me, too. Bill

+1 for the heretics. Me, too.

Bill
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By sailhog
We start with "All." Sails up, we go to "2," the...

We start with "All." Sails up, we go to "2," the house bank. It stays at "2" at anchor, and then back to "All" to start. A 50 watt solar panel charges the house bank.
Forum: Electrical 03-26-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By TomG
At the risk of being labelled a heretic, I use...

At the risk of being labelled a heretic, I use and like my Blue Sea Automatic Charging Relay. I don't do extended cruising or have exotic electrical demands, so simple is better for me. One switch,...
Forum: Electrical 03-25-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By ndutton
Trevor, it sounds to me like your alternator...

Trevor, it sounds to me like your alternator repairman is not up to speed on the function of a marine battery switch so any advice coming from him on the subject is suspect. I'm not disparaging him,...
Forum: Electrical 03-25-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By joe_db
There are a LOT of variables here. The guiding...

There are a LOT of variables here.
The guiding principle is the alternator field cannot change instantly. Therefore if you disconnect it from the battery(s), the regulator cannot cut the field...
Forum: Electrical 03-25-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By romantic comedy
My switch says that switching between batteries...

My switch says that switching between batteries is ok. The switch keeps a connection thru the cycle.

I usually start on the engine battery then switch to house battery after a few minutes.
Forum: Electrical 03-25-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By alcodiesel
I start mine on 2 and leave it on 2. Both batts...

I start mine on 2 and leave it on 2. Both batts charge regardless of switch position. I figure if 2 dies whilst out sailing I have 1 for starting.
Forum: Electrical 03-25-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,854
Posted By Sam
Well, about 10 yrs ago I changed out an original...

Well, about 10 yrs ago I changed out an original 40 yr old battery selector switch which required 360 degree rotation through #2 -both - #1- off. When I installed a new design alternator with an...
Forum: Electrical 08-03-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By sastanley
Joe's advice is good. The nut with the...

Joe's advice is good.

The nut with the orange wire is the (+) wire charging your batteries out of the alt, and guessing by your wiring probably going to the ammeter, unless you've wired it...
Forum: Electrical 08-03-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By joe_db
Sort of. Wait until the batteries get low,...

Sort of. Wait until the batteries get low, connect it, and *disconnect it again* when the voltage passes about 14.2-14.4 or so.
I had to do this flying once. The alternator wiring had a short to...
Forum: Electrical 08-03-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By joe_db
16 volts under power :eek::eek: You have the...

16 volts under power :eek::eek:
You have the standard Motorola alternator and regulator that has no equalize or adjustments of any kind. It must be defective.
Disconnect the wire shown and then...
Forum: Electrical 08-03-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By joe_db
First thing: With the engine not running and...

First thing:
With the engine not running and the battery charger off, run a load like some lights for a few minutes and then shut everything off. Let the batteries sit for half and hour and check...
Forum: Ignition System 06-04-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,663
Posted By chconger
Installing Electronic Ignition

Hi All

I just installed the Pertronix 1146a electronic ignition on my Atomic 4 and used the opportunity to film the step by step.

https://youtu.be/jcdBjA7QTDc

Hopefully that helps someone...
Forum: Helpful Videos 06-04-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,597
Posted By chconger
Installing Electronic Ignition

Hi All

I just installed the Pertronix 1146a electronic ignition on my Atomic 4 and used the opportunity to film the step by step.

https://youtu.be/jcdBjA7QTDc

Hopefully that helps someone...
Forum: Fuel System 05-29-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By GregH
I bought my fuel pressure gauge at Auto Add-ons...

I bought my fuel pressure gauge at Auto Add-ons here in Kingston
Forum: Fuel System 05-21-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,367
Posted By capnward
I don't mind saying why.

I recently replaced my Mr. Gasket 1561 gauge with the JEGS 41010 gauge. It was a few dollars more. The Mr. Gasket gauge worked fine, but was hard to read, especially after I got gas on the plastic...
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