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    Electrical switch identification

    I am stumped by a set of electrical switches in my galley. The switch is located near the steps down to the engine and state rooms. There are 3 light switches in a vertical row. 1 for the ac circuit to the light over the galley table. Another ac switch for the fluorescent galley overhead light. The 3rd switch contains 2 dc circuits that I cannot identify. One circuit is part of a 3 way switch. The other circuit is a single switch circuit. Anybody have any ideas what these 2 switches control? I’m stumped. I have included a picture for reference. The boat is a 1988 - 67’ CPMY.
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    Slainte
    1988 - 67' CPMY
    Houston, Texas

  2. #2

    Re: Electrical switch identification

    Step safety lights and toe kick rope-lights?

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    Good chance one is step safety lights…. PO had carpeted steps and I found 32v lights under the carpet when we replaced with LVP. I replaced the original with LEDs…
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    1985 61MY #369 / Redonna Gail / N Myrtle Beach SC

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    We have the same switches. 1 is for the overhead galley light. 1 is for the lights on the stair risers. The third switch is a double, 1 toggle is for the AC light directly overhead the galley table, the other toggle is for the DC side of the same light. I currently have only a AC light but the switch and wires for a DC light are still there, help?
    Dave & Trina
    Benedetto
    1989 60MY HATDK310
    Sturgeon Bay/Ft. Lauderdale

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    Quote Originally Posted by Sadey View Post
    We have the same switches. 1 is for the overhead galley light. 1 is for the lights on the stair risers. The third switch is a double, 1 toggle is for the AC light directly overhead the galley table, the other toggle is for the DC side of the same light. I currently have only a AC light but the switch and wires for a DC light are still there, help?
    Thanks for the information. I appreciate the help. For some reason all of my stair lights are out. I need to look into this issue. I also did not know that galley table light had an ac bulb or circuit as well as a dc bulb. That explains why only one bulb lights up on the fixture. Thats on less problem to dig into. LolThanks again for the information
    Slainte
    1988 - 67' CPMY
    Houston, Texas

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    We had the same switches on Pau Hana, same place. I think ours were same as Sadeys.
    "A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor"

    Rob Waldrop
    M/V Pau Hana
    Ft Myers FL

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    Quote Originally Posted by skinners1 View Post
    Good chance one is step safety lights…. PO had carpeted steps and I found 32v lights under the carpet when we replaced with LVP. I replaced the original with LEDs…
    Please share where you got the LEDs for the stairs? I just replaced mine with some low watt bulbs, the LEDs I bought just didnt work.
    Nathan McAfee
    Ocean Sloth
    1990 Hatteras 54' EDMY

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    Actually used 120v units. They are dimmable down to 5% and work perfectly on the 32v system.zhttps://a.co/d/07Hh2eDA
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    1985 61MY #369 / Redonna Gail / N Myrtle Beach SC

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    Re: Electrical switch identification

    The switch that controls, the lights on the risers is a two-way or three-way not really sure which one applies, but there is a second switch at the starboard side pilot house door on the forward pillar that also operates those lights. Mine is wired incorrectly because one switch turns the lights on and off and the other switch doesn’t it only turns them off. One of these days I’ll figure out the wiring, but it’s low on the priority list right now.
    Dave & Trina
    Benedetto
    1989 60MY HATDK310
    Sturgeon Bay/Ft. Lauderdale

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