Reverse Polarity Question
I went to take the boat out today, Tartan 37 1983, and the reverse polarity light was on and the main tripped.
This was odd. Everything was fine yesterday and nothing to my knowledge has changed.
I plugged and unplugged, switched cords, turned to verious brakers off all to no solution. I then took the panel off and messed with the wires going into the breaker on the main. The switch has what appears to be tree distinct sections. 1) top0 ground bottom ground. 2 middle has hot in hot out. 3 has a lighter guage wire going to the polarity indicator light and a small wire from the hot 2 Middle to the out. If I take off the small wire going to the out or bottom of 3 and put it on the bottom of number 2 middle it does not trip and everything works.
Whats wrong? It is driving me crazy? Any thoughts other than it is obvious I have no clue what I am doing?
Thanks for any help.