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Old 09-07-2016, 01:49 PM   #1
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Mainship 400 Central Vac switch

I have a 2004 400. On the 110 panel, there is a Central Vac switch, although there is no central vac on the boat. The switch is wired; the number code on the wire is 736.

Does anybody have a clue as to what is connected to this circuit?

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Old 09-07-2016, 02:09 PM   #2
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I have never seen a boat with a central vac or seen it offered as an option. But maybe it was an option that wasn't installed. In that case there is nothing hooked up to that breaker and you can consider it a "spare".


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Old 09-07-2016, 02:14 PM   #3
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Thanks. But the switch is wired. Due to the mass of wiring, we cannot figure out to what.
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Old 09-07-2016, 02:19 PM   #4
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Turn off all the other breakers,then go around a see what is still operating.Then correct the label.Easy peasy,not much 110 on a boat.
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It may have been prewired at the factory regardless of whether it was installed. Our boat already has wiring in place for additional items. Just make sure it isn't energized! (like th extra wiring in our boat, it shouldn't be)
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This old gal has a central vac sytem I actually thought they were pretty common... But back to the wiring, I would suspect that your panel wiring goes to a distribution panel.... Meaning I think a lot of the CB panels came preassembled All the wiring that is in the CB panel both AC and DC simply is routed to a distribution center where the neutrals, grounds and the hot wires from the CB panel get connected to the appropriate loads and sent on their way... I may be wrong about your set up but the OA I had was wired this way and this boat is kinda wired that way...
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:00 PM   #7
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if the load side of the cb is wired,there may just be a 110 outlet below deck,where the central vac would have been installed.They are just plugin units.
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for everyone's input. It is wired to an outlet in the engine room.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:36 AM   #9
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Great ,problem solved. Repurpose it to whatever tickles your fancy(could just be utility outlet in engine room),and relabel.
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Although, as an addon, I would consider changing the outlet to a gfci for your own personal protection.
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I have a 2004 400. On the 110 panel, there is a Central Vac switch, although there is no central vac on the boat. The switch is wired; the number code on the wire is 736.

Does anybody have a clue as to what is connected to this circuit?

Thanks...

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Tampa, FL
that breaker goes to a plug under the port side bed in the mid cabin
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