Gotta say, my SG200 has been working flawlessly since I installed it in June. Looking forward to the bluetooth capabilities, but honestly, I'm fully satisfied with the unit as is. It does just what it says on the tin. I thought the one button interface would be annoying, but it's fine.
One difference: the interior of the Sabre 30 is "stick built," whereas the Catalina 30 is "pan built." That means that all of the furniture inside was constructed from wood, and any attachment points were tabbed to the hull. A boat that's pan built has a molded fiberglass liner on the...
Here's the entirety of what it says about wiring:
"Protect circuits with 1 amp. fuses or circuit breakers to both red wires.
Red wire 1 = battery positive (+) = masthead (225 degrees) light.
Red wire 2 = battery positive (+) = Deck Light
Black wires = battery negative (-)."
So you're saying that the manual is telling me to add fuses to protect the light?
By the way, this is the light: https://signalmate.com/navigation-light-models/combination-masthead-with-red-deck-navigation-light/
This stupid question occurred to me after I installed my new steaming/foredeck light yesterday, and I haven't been able to figure it out. The steaming light and the foredeck light are each wired to their own 5 amp breaker on my panel. The owner's manual says to "[p]rotect circuits with 1 amp...
I get it, loud and clear. I will leave the diversion load negative connected to the negative bus.
I just wonder why the manual for my charge controller would say the exact opposite. I guess they just didn't anticipate battery monitors like the SG200.
I think it's written to be understood as follows, with my additions in bold italic:
"Connect the Divert Load's negative (-) wire to the negative (-) terminal on the battery or the system's negative battery bus. HOWEVER, if you are using a smart battery fuel meter that measurers total Input to...
Before I saw the responses to my post, I found this passage in the installation instructions for my charge controller:
“a) Connect the Divert Load's negative (-) wire to the negative (-) terminal on the battery or the system's negative battery bus. If you are using a smart battery fuel meter...
I'm about to install a Balmar SG200 Battery Monitor (which will be replacing my Balmar SmartGauge), and I'm grappling with a question that may exceed my understanding and expertise. Like most shunt-style battery monitors, the manual for the SG200 says that you should put the "SmartShunt"...