I'm about to start the fun stuff of our refit
on Redemption, and would like to get some feedback from the brain trust regarding wiring
Firstly, I am fully aware of wiring
, crimping, shrinking, and fusing, also I have all the proper tools for the job. Secondly, I know how to wire components up in the basic sense but that's not what I'm after. I have/will run Maretron's N2K builder
program to make sure cabling/voltage requirements are met.
To start off, I have a Furuno
9" TZ Touch chartplotter(to be at helm), a Maretron DST110, Maretron WSO100, SH2150 VHF
, and a Fusion BB300 stereo. All of these are N2K, sans VHF
which is 0183. I want to expand this down the road with a Furuno
radar(connected to said chartplotter), Furuno autopilot
, and a Vesper XB-8000 (no particular order). Also, I have a newly installed Blue Sea circuit panel with extra breaker spots so no need to skimp there.
I'm inquiring because, I'm not sure if I should have a separate break for the chartplotter
and the N2K network or on the same breaker? Does the radar
go on its own breaker or no? Does the Vesper have its own or is it powered by the network? I just know there are different ways of doing this and I'm looking for the "best" way, if I may, so that everything works well. I have read where people can power down certain things while at anchor
That said, for those who have wired their system, how did you wire it? If you could do it differently, how would you change it? Just looking for some real world experience for those already cruising with their electronics
I appreciate, as always, your feedback regarding the matter.