Houseboat Electrical Power Distribution - circuit breaker panels on house boats
Houseboat Electrical Distribution - circuit breaker panels
When it comes to houseboat electrical power distribution, there's a big AC/DC circuit breaker panel on our Sumerset houseboat.
This year we purchased a 1990 Sumerset houseboat and upon suggestion by Sumerset we purchased the "owners manual" they published around 2007 but such did not answer a number of our questions.
We hope you or your readers can help as we have not found a way to gain any further knowledge about our boat.
There are several "bulbs, lamps or LED's" on the circuit panel (picture attached) that no longer light when the circuit is active. Can these be replaced from the outside by a "do-it-yourselfer" by twisting off?
I have not had any luck securing answers regarding our older model houseboat and would be interested to know if there is anyone knowledgeable who is willing to help!
Thanks in advance for any help. Reply - Answer
Well, congratulations on your Sumerset houseboat purchase, as they are some of the finest boats in the industry.
You can find replacement lamps, bulbs, LED's for distribution panels here
, and they can be replaced by a knowledgeable DIY (do-it-yourselfer) who disconnects all the electrical power to the panel before hand.
NEVER work on live AC electrical circuits, so if you're not comfortable with the project, I would recommend finding a qualified marine mechanic to do it for you.
Now, before changing the bulbs or lamps on the panel, first identify if those circuits are actually active, installed, or defective?
For folks with new installations, remodels, or refurbish projects, you may end up needing to find AC or DC electrical distribution panels, parts, breakers, labels, and switches,
for the popular makes and brands.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their houseboat electrical panel tips and experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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