accessory switch panel wiring diagram
(La Grange , Ky)
I just bought a new boat that has a switch panel with the following switches- nav/anchor , docking , master power , courtesy ,accessory , horn . I would like a wiring diagram for this panel . There are two poles at the top ( viewed from behind) of each rocker switch that have continuity continously , irregardless of switch position . I suspect these are for the light and the continuity is reading through the bulb filament. and several other poles , depending on the switch . Nav / anchor has an off in the center. They are lighted when powered . Accessory is also this type rocker , three position with an "off" ( not labeled) in the center .
Master power is a two position- on/off switch , Horn is a springloaded momentary switch , spring loaded off . The master power switch looks too light to do the whole duty of powering the boat . I would assume that you would have to somehow jumper each switch off the nav light switch for the switch light to make , thus lighting each switch at night . I am currently feeding the hot battery lead to a fuse bios , the bringing the hot , fused leaad to the switch panel and from the various poles on each switch to the utility . This leaves me with what to do with the " master power switch , as it has no function . Does anyone have a schematic for the correct way to use the panel ? Thanks, Larry