In the engine room there are two switch boxes: one for 24VDC and one for 12VDC. Each box can switch up to ten devices. I wanted an easy access location for adding new device wiring or overriding fuses, yet out of the way for "normal" operation. The solution was, as with the remote battery switch, to "hang" them on a custom cut acrylic bracket bolted to the backside of the aluminum panel frame that spans the width of the engine room. This puts the switch boxes at your fingertips when sitting at the workbench, yet it is recessed out of the way such that wires or lines of any sort can't get caught on the unit. Wire from device loads, as they are added, will route behind this assembly, against the hull with the E-Board, then drop in from behind to terminate at the switch box. In the future there will be an easily removed protective front panel across the bottom that will help protect the devices.
|Switch boxes lower center and left. Battery switch lower right. User interface components center.|
|Mast step switch box.|
A few more switch boxes are planned throughout the boat. They will be added as devices continue to be installed.