Originally Posted by blazeog
For example bilge pump
is connected over main dashboard and if I disconnected main switch bilge pump is not working. For example I believe that bilge pump should be a stand alone system?
Re direct wiring
of bildge pumps to batteries, I know many Owners are inflexible about doing this, but I just wonder if it is really necessary?
I have every DC consumer wired to its dedicated breaker (52) so I can identify any fault that may occur within that connection
Bilge pump Master and Emergency
Pump (engine driven crash pump) have their own dedicated breakers.
With the DC board wired up clean and tight right beside my Positive and Negative Bus Bar, I just wonder if routing small cables
direct to the battery for pumps is in itself a potential weakness or liability?
I have long small cables
for voltage sense and temp running direct, but seems to me that heavy gauge cables from battery bank to buss bars is a more resilient connection solution.
I would only turn the main breaker off if I needed to work
on the buss bar, but for service and cleaning
of bilge pumps (never needed as my bilges are clean and dry) or for testing, the dedicated breaker for pump seems more convenient and is always left on when I am away from boat.