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Old 03-06-2018, 20:59   #16
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Re: Spent the off season rewiring my DC system, with working pictures this time!

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Looks great. I hope I missed the ends of each wire being numbered.
I wanted to easily be able to tell what the wires are without having to reference a schematic so I used heat shrink labels on both ends of each wire and labeled them with the load names instead of numbers.
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Wiring, terminations and hardware all look good, but I hope I'm just missing the 'terminal grease' or 'anti-oxidation compound' or 'dielectric compound' that should be present on every connection, to ensure longevity and to ease repair and modifications...this is in my opinion not optional; i.e. if the connections are not so protected, I'd go back through the whole system (what a PITA) and make sure they were... I'd make a bet that the most often queried subjects in 'Electrical: etc.' and 'Engines: etc.' have to do with phantom connection problems; the 'greasing' or 'compounding' of these connections will go a long way to avoiding, alleviating or postponing such issues...

Be careful when using these products on low amperage, signal sensitive applications like antenna connections or multipin electronic connectors, as some 'greases' can be conducive and interfere with such connection's autonomy.
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I wanted to easily be able to tell what the wires are without having to reference a schematic so I used heat shrink labels on both ends of each wire and labeled them with the load names instead of numbers.
Great! Glad it was just I couldn't make them out in the pics. Again great job.
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I found a schematic someone had drawn up for a powerboat online and borrowed some of there symbols, I also drew some of my own. If you would like the native file I'd be happy to share!
That would be fantastic, thanks. PM if you want or whatever.

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Be careful when using these products on low amperage, signal sensitive applications like antenna connections or multipin electronic connectors, as some 'greases' can be conducive and interfere with such connection's autonomy.
Use dielectric grease which is not conductive.
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Dielectric grease is non conductive; by definition.

EDIT: I just noticed mitiempo has posted the same information...
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