Is a voltage stabiliser the same as a DC-DC converter?
At anchor, Ponza
---In amelyachtowners@..., <karkauai@...> wrote :
I had a similar problem several years ago when I switch to LED bulbs. It turned out that I needed a voltage stabilizer, which prevents both spikes and drops in voltage. The LED bulbs first came out, they were much more sensitive than they are now two changes in voltage. Since I installed the stabilizer, I have not had a problem.
Since we bought our SM last year (Feb 2015) we've replaced the anchor light bulb 5 times. The boat was little used - fewer than 800 hours on engine and generator - and we've had only the usual maintenance issues which makes this issue most perplexing. We're trying to determine what could cause premature bulb failures. I've suspected a bad batch of bulbs; a surge in the electrical when running the generator; or perhaps corroded fitting causing an on/off for the bulb thereby shortening their life.
Has anyone had a similar experience? Also it would wonderful to have a source for high quality bulbs.
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
Port Louis, Grenada