Those wires appear to go to the stereo system amplifier, but they are not the root of the problem as disconnecting them didn’t make the issue go away. However, I am keeping then disconnected until I can find a better negative terminal to connect them to.
In my earlier post, I thought that I had identified the problem circuit as being the instruments/devices connected to the Navigation Breaker as I was not seeing house bank voltage when testing with the breaker off. The problem is however, I was doing the testing on the Nav Bus behind the navigation station. When I test elsewhere, I still have house bank voltage on the positive side.
My situation is basically identical to Marks’. My Masse Light is working, When I install a jumper wire from the positive terminal on the Nav Bus to bonding and turn the Masse Light to + the light shines brightly. Likewise, when I do the same using the negative terminal and turn the Masse Light to - the light shines brightly. However, with no jumper wires installed, I get no illumination at all, and I have checked in the dead of night.
So as you said, there has to be a connection somewhere, but also like Mark, the leak has to be small if the Masse Light does not illuminate correct?
Is there a way to check current flow through the bonding wire with a multi meter? If so, what is the procedure?
One last question. I searched for the abbreviation “ve” but could not find anything. I assume it means voltage but is there anything special about using ve vs V?
All the best,
SM #466 - s/v Rita Kathryn
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