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    2002 Bayliner 3055 - Converting from manual to an electric 12V toilet. Panel has no available breakers. What is best method to create power source?

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    DC breaker PNL?
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    • #3
      There is a good chance down the road that you will want to add other things as well.

      I would install a new DC panel. I would run a new negative and positve to the new panel. This way you are not overloading the already taxed system.

      You will need a breaker to connect to your house load (on the common side if the MBSS).

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      • #4
        Ditto the new DC accessory breaker panel.

        I would prevent this new "amp hungry" circuit from pulling power from the OEM hull harness.

        I would suggest taking both a new Positive and Negative circuit forward, sizing them appropriately for the electric head and for future loads as well.

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        • #5
          An alternative is to run a wire from the MBSS to a surface mounted circuit breaker in the engine compartment and then to the head. Make sure that you use an ignition protected breaker. also, size the wire to ensure that the voltage drop is low. If you envision connecting other accessories in the future, you can run a heavy gauge wire from the MBSS to a buss bar and from the buss bar to the appropriate breakers.

          Thermal circuit breakers provide heavy duty circuit protection for 25 to 200 Amp loads when switching and circuit protection are both required.

          Thermal circuit breakers provides medium duty circuit protection for 25 to 150 Amp loads when switching and circuit protection are both required.

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