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Old 11-26-2014, 04:42 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
I wouldn't expect the controls at a second or third station to do anything when one switch or lever is activated.

The only problem I can see with wiring the controls in parallel would be if someone at one station activated the left control while the other activated the right control or vice versa. That possibility could be eliminated using relays.
The thruster controls do control a set of relays mounted at the thruster. I have not seen mine up close but I bet there is a mechanical interlock to prevent both coils from being energized at the same time which would be a dead short.
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