Distribution Panel breaker for SSB

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Distribution Panel breaker for SSB

Postby Expatriate » Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:48 pm

I am preparing to install my Single Side Band radio that I removed from my previous boat. On the old boat I had it wired to a 30 amp breaker, and I would like to do that again. There is only one 30 amp breaker on my panel. All the rest are 15 amps. The 30 amp breaker says "Fly Bridge Supply". I have only owned the boat 6 weeks. Anyone know what "Fly Bridge Supply" means? If it turns out to be non-critical, or that the devices it services do not need a 30 amp breaker, I will use it for the SSB. I can experiment and find out readily enough what is going on, but I am curious as to the thinking behind this arrangement.

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Re: Distribution Panel breaker for SSB

Postby duetto » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:26 pm

hi,

we have an early boat so yours maybe different. on ours flybridge supply supplies all power to the flybridge which may or may not be mostly instruments. you can certainly add another breaker to the panel if you have a spare slot, it's just snaking the wire to where you need it.
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Re: Distribution Panel breaker for SSB

Postby Expatriate » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:18 pm

Thanks. It seems odd that the fly bridge would need that much current. My fly bridge has just engine instruments, a chart plotter, and a depth sounder. Ten amps would probably cover it. I do not have a spare slot so I will move some things around. I rewired my last boat completely. It is a pain, but I know how to do it.


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