Re: Short Tricolor to Mooring light


Arno Luijten
 

You may have a chafed cable in the mast. Most likely at the top or at the base of the mast. If not and if you have a LopoLight LED masthead light, it may be broken. Their claim about a life expectancy of 50 000 hours is almost hilarious. Most of the original models will not even achieve 5000 hours. The power regulator inside is not very well laid out so you can expect all kinds of failures. But given the fact you have seem to have a firm short circuit the cable is most suspect.
Use a multi-meter to see if you get resistance between either one of the cable-leads and the metal of the mast itself. All leads should read infinite relative to the mast.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna
A54-121

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