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Old 02-24-2019, 11:39 AM   #1
City: Port Ludlow, WA
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Orange AC Panel lights on 2005 M34

My AC panel indicator lights sometimes flicker or some don't light and I think it has to do with the voltage of the shore power I am connected to. It happens rarely and only when I connect to a new or rarely visited marina. But never at home or regularly visited marinas. It is happening now at the home slip of a person working on my boat.

My analog gauge reads 100 volts so I suspect this may be the cause.

Is this lower voltage a concern for the boat's electrical system?

Anyone else experience this?


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Old 03-25-2019, 07:02 PM   #2
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you should Get a meter and see what the voltage is at the pedestal. be careful, AC kills. compare the pedestal voltage to what your panel meter shows, heck also check what voltage you get at the end of your cordset before you plug it in to your boat.

you will start to learn about voltage drops in various places this way. if you aren't confident aren't AC electricity ask for help. good luck and good hunting

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Old 03-25-2019, 07:20 PM   #3
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I would also check the back of the panel and make sure the connections to the lights are nice and snug.
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