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Old 21-07-2011, 17:43   #16
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Re: Electrician

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DC ground is now yellow, but it used to be black.
a fact for which we colorblind guys are extremely grateful.

nothing worse than having to send Wonderblond into the bilge to tell me whether a wire is red or black.

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Old 21-07-2011, 18:10   #17
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Re: Electrician are wrong. White is the hot color for Electronics... things like chart plotters, radios, but most common on interface units. The power lead may be either red or white. White is also the color of wire for the searchlight signal.

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Re: Electrician

this is just the info i need and the added justification to hire a pro to get the panel installed and system designed so i have a solid foundation to build on.

thx again.

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Re: Electrician

Green, or green w/yellow
DC grounding conductors
Black, or yellow DC negative conductors
Red DC positive conductors

From ABYC E-11
I should have said DC Negative (often called DC ground).

Yellow is now the preferred color for DC Negative.
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Or you could skip the confusing US standards and use ISO ones. Red dc positive , black DC ground, brown ac live, blue AC neutral and yellow/ green AC protective earth.

In my view there never should be any common colours between the basic DC system and the AC one

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Old 22-07-2011, 03:05   #21
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Re: Electrician

[QUOTE=Bash;734813]the best marine electrician in the SF bay area is Liem Dao of L.T.D. Marine in Alameda.

I've used Liem a few times, and whenever I've recommended him to buddies they've been thrilled. He's a wizzard.

I second that. The guy is reasonably priced, too.

Another process is just to replace circuits that you have access to as you have other work that opens up hard to reach areas for other work. I have done this and it is cheaper than redoing the whole thing. Unlike the house analogy, you are probably not stripping your boat down to nothing (back to the studs) all at once.

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