Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 14-05-2018, 13:07   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 15
Re: how to test lantern while mast is on the hard

Do you have a power tool around 10-16 V? Use the battery to check your lantern.
__________________

masthugg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-05-2018, 13:14   #17
Senior Cruiser
 
John_Trusty's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Michigan, USA
Boat: Catalina 36 (1999)
Posts: 382
Re: how to test lantern while mast is on the hard

As noted above, you do not need much current for your test, or long-term capacity, only 12-volts. Two six-volt dry cells in series will do this, and are probably cheapest. Personally, I bought a small 12-volt sealed lead-acid battery used as a backup for home burglary alarms and such. My criteria at the hardware store were (1) 12-volt and (2) cheapest - cost about US$20. It only weighs about 250 grams, so much lighter than a full boat battery. I find I use it for several testing tasks around the house and boat where I need to light LED's or instruments.
__________________

__________________
John Trusty

Better to trust the man who is frequently in error than the one who is never in doubt." -- Eric Sevareid
John_Trusty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2018, 04:26   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Denmark
Boat: Grace 30
Posts: 24
Re: how to test lantern while mast is on the hard

Thanks a lot all of you, with your help and inputs :-) I think i will go with the mulitmeter and try that (I'm going get one anyway at some point)
Masthugg i have a Dewalt 18v, but how would it work in reality, there's like different 7-9 "holes" where one can attach a wire to
modernviking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-05-2018, 13:22   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Montreal
Boat: Dufour 39 Frers
Posts: 259
Re: how to test lantern while mast is on the hard

You could test using a 9v battery. Light will turn on, may be a bit dimer than on 12v. But that should be sufficient to verify it is ok.
__________________

Emouchet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
mast, on the hard

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best solar lantern s/v Beth Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10 04-07-2014 06:05
Perko Anchor Lantern - Need More Info... rfb3 Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 14 19-03-2012 14:09
Street Lantern Post . . . Use as Mast ? otherthan Construction, Maintenance & Refit 5 13-03-2011 08:22
Gimballed Kerosene Hurricane Lantern bcguy Construction, Maintenance & Refit 7 18-05-2009 11:25



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:04.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.