Starting to wire permanently

Discussion in 'OnBoard Electronics & Controls' started by the brain, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. the brain
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    Starting to wire permanently


    my initial dry runs, I simply slap some wiring circuits together to get up and functional example bilge pump .


    Each circuit has a fuse and neg. bus bar connected only to neg. of battery.


    So I want more secure permanent electrical wiring.


    Heres my progress will post behind dash location of pos/neg bus bars.

    when boat is unattended anchorage (moor) battery is dissconnected however
    automatic bilge is connected directly to battery.

    the only stuff I have permanent electrical wiring are
    warning
    tachometer
    fuel level of primary fuel cell


    my windshield wiper motor has a bunch of wires so I'm a tad confussed.
    any tips is appreciated
    TB
     

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  2. PAR
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    The typical arrangement is a common negative buss bar and a fuse panel. The fuse panel carries a hot lead and distributes this to each switch or device, passing through a fuse or breaker first. The ground is carried to any convenient location, to get back to the negative side. It depends on which wiper motor you have but they usually have 4 or 5 wires, each providing some level of control, such as a couple of speeds, maybe an intermittent setting, park and a ground, if it's not "chassis" ground. Can you post an image of the motor?
     
  3. the brain
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    I'll take a closeup of wiper there appear to be 5+ wires
     

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    Here. 2 red wires 1 black,1 beige total 4 wiper wires.

    the thin wire is my tablets radio antenna.

    I can't find the wiper control knob. this would prior to 555 intermitant wiper control.

    thanks TB
     

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    Check for continuity with the case and one of the wires. When you find it, hook this up to ground. Use a test lead to the battery hot and touch each of the other wires to it one at a time. Just kiss the contact, just in case, but things should be pretty obvious when you do. The reds are likely the two speeds (too slow and not fast enough) and the beige (likely use to be yellow) is probably the park routine.
     
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  6. Ike
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    This looks like my wiper motor on my boat (except only one speed, so only one red) which doesn't work. I simply haven't gotten around to replacing it. I rarely take it out in the rain anyway If yours is wired is anywhere near normal color codes, the black is ground (negative) the reds are positive, Beige most likely what PAR said.
     
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  7. the brain
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    excellent advice as usalle
    I'm installing the VHS and wiring ray marine directly to fuse block.

    please suggest the wiper control knob w/ link
    thanks TB
     

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  8. the brain
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    I am not in a position to choose to decide not to go because of say less than 50% persip. I go when I have a chance.


    the saltwater is the problem it completely covers the windshield.plan a VHS. an soon a real radio/mp3 player probably a Clairion round type because the tablet /bluetooth speaker is unrelieable.
     

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  9. the brain
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    Been relugging the big 0AWG power/ground 12V cables at exposed battery end.

    once I establish power I'll test windshield wiper.


    Will have negative buss (located near 12V +) bar for NAV,Anchor,interia all LED.

    Also ground Ray marine sounder/GPS, VHS,12VDC socket,USB charger all these will be short wires. I have about 8’ of 0AWG from battery to bus bar.


    All grounds are at battery even though the engine is though hull and electricalley grounded the hull, I do not use hull as ground,


    I’m anxious to try my liquid tape under regular 3m electrical tape.


    New (el cheapo sometimes if cleaned flushed will be fine) 750GPH auto bilge pump as primary controlled w/ 3way switch.


    Secondary bilge pump expensive Rule 1500GPH controlled on/off switch.


    Hopfully I’ll never turn either on.


    Planning livewell screened rawwater pickup tube, already mounted LW pump it will need wiring. The wash down will be coming soon.


    I ordered 200’ of 16AWG tinned marine wire will proballey need twice that.
    thanks TB
     

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    mounted VHS
     

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