Thread: Mystery wiring
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:22 PM   #8
City: Clearwater, FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Seas the Bay
Vessel Model: 1981 42' Hardin Europa
Join Date: Aug 2016
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Hi Ken. Hi PcPete,

Thanks so much for your help!

Ken: You nailed it! I ended up licking my finger, putting the wires onto it (best high resistence load I had "on hand") and watching the voltage disappear.

After seeing your post and thinking about it, it made a lot of sense. I just didnt expect a voltage that high across a cheap meter. I figured its internal resistence would be too low for that and the chase too short for that. If it would have been just a few volts, I'd have thought differently -- but I thought wrong!

I eventually chased it back to the vestigial remains of a long ago abandoned 2nd AC panel.

I still dont know why my tracer wouldnt ring it. But, my guess is a low battery on the transmitter. I'll bring spares next trip.

Thanks again!
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