[Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last


Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

We had the same issue years ago and never determined what the problem was, but when we replaced it with an LED, the problem went away. Once I read that some incandescent bulbs will operate less than full life if the voltage is greater than or less than 10% of the bulb's rating. I can't find that reference, but that could be the cause, or a bad batch. Next time you are up there, bring a multi-meter and check the voltage. It that is the issue, an LED will solve the problem because of its wide range of voltage. I would also coat the new bulb base with corrosionX to ensure good contact, but the problem could be where the wires connect to the mast-top fixture.

Bill
BeBe, 387
Trinidad

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 10:22 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

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.

Thanks
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM 347
Port Louis, Grenada



Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon Ben,

What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?
LED?

Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?

Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html

Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage regulator.

Wish I could help more.

Alexandre



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On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM


 









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.
ThanksBen and
GayleLa Bella VitaSM
347Port Louis, Grenada









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luvkante
 

Alexandre,

Where is your voltage-stabilizer box located?

Martin
AMEL 54 #149 "CHIARA"
Currently Benalmadena
On my way to Lanzarote and Caribbean

Von meinem iPad gesendet

Am 05.09.2016 um 18:04 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Good afternoon Ben,

What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?
LED?

Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?

Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html

Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage regulator.

Wish I could help more.

Alexandre

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On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM


 









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.
ThanksBen and
GayleLa Bella VitaSM
347Port Louis, Grenada









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karkauai
 

Mine is in the passageway from the salon to the forward cabin above the water tight bulkhead door, by the connections for the masthead lights.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy 



luvkante
 


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good afternoon,

Do you have the Hypalon Velcro Paddle holder available?
http://www.abinflatablesusa.com/product/velcro-paddle-holder-dg/

If yes, how much are they and how much would be the shipping for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sincerely, Alexandre


Windlass, Bill advice: White Lithium grease


Good morning Ben,

Mine is located in the forward passage/closet, near the forward bathroom.
Where the main mast is bolted.

Here is a picture
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_8.jpg

Or you can look at the whole process I did to trouble shot.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_2.html

Note: for now I removed my voltage stabilizer, as it was burn and I could not find the replacement parts.
I am using LED tricolor and anchor light, but this was just changed 3 months ago, so not enough data to know if the bulb will last.

On the 54 I would guess, situated near where the mast is bolt on and the wires go through.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico




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On Mon, 9/5/16, Martin K luvkante@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 2:10 PM


 









Alexandre,
Where is your
voltage-stabilizer box located?
MartinAMEL 54 #149
"CHIARA"Currently
BenalmadenaOn my way to Lanzarote
and Caribbean

Von meinem
iPad gesendet
Am 05.09.2016 um
18:04 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:
















 






Good afternoon Ben,



What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?

LED?



Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?



Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html



Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage
regulator.



Wish I could help more.



Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM





 



















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.

ThanksBen and

GayleLa Bella VitaSM

347Port Louis, Grenada



















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Patrick McAneny
 

An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?
Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 3:53 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

 
Mine is in the passageway from the salon to the forward cabin above the water tight bulkhead door, by the connections for the masthead lights.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy 



karkauai
 

Hi Pat,
It's my understanding that the new LED bulbs are much more tolerant to changes in voltage. When we charge our 24 V battery banks, absorption charge is usually in the 28.8 V range, when we equalize it is significantly over 30 V. If the bank is down in the mid-24 V range and we run a large winch or windless, the voltage may drop significantly below 24 V for a short time. Make sure that you check the voltage tolerances of the fixture/bulbs that you purchase.

Kent
SM243
Kristy 

On Sep 6, 2016, at 8:21 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?
Pat SM123



Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Oline,
How is your trip going?
Any plan to sail on the Caribbean?
Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Tue, 9/6/16, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@aol.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:21 AM


 










An electrician thinking it was only a
converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v
bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I
always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it
, I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have
to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it
worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need
it?

Pat SM123







-----Original
Message-----

From: Kent Robertson karkauai@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners]
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

To: amelyachtowners
<amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Mon, Sep 5, 2016 3:53 pm

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not
last










 















Mine is in the passageway from the salon to the forward
cabin above the water tight bulkhead door, by the
connections for the masthead lights.

Kent

SM 243

Kristy 
































































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luvkante
 

Hi Alexandre,

Thank you so much for your fantastic photo-maintenance-guides!

I collect them, just in case........

Please keep on providing them!


Martin
AMEL 54 #149MCHIARA
currently Benalmadena,
on my way to Gibraltar, Algarve, Madeira, Lancarote, St Lucia


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Am 06.09.2016 um 13:17 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:

 

Good afternoon,

Do you have the Hypalon Velcro Paddle holder available?
http://www.abinflatablesusa.com/product/velcro-paddle-holder-dg/

If yes, how much are they and how much would be the shipping for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sincerely, Alexandre

Windlass, Bill advice: White Lithium grease

Good morning Ben,

Mine is located in the forward passage/closet, near the forward bathroom.
Where the main mast is bolted.

Here is a picture
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_8.jpg

Or you can look at the whole process I did to trouble shot.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_2.html

Note: for now I removed my voltage stabilizer, as it was burn and I could not find the replacement parts.
I am using LED tricolor and anchor light, but this was just changed 3 months ago, so not enough data to know if the bulb will last.

On the 54 I would guess, situated near where the mast is bolt on and the wires go through.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

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On Mon, 9/5/16, Martin K luvkante@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 2:10 PM


 









Alexandre,
Where is your
voltage-stabilizer box located?
MartinAMEL 54 #149
"CHIARA"Currently
BenalmadenaOn my way to Lanzarote
and Caribbean

Von meinem
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Am 05.09.2016 um
18:04 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>:
















 






Good afternoon Ben,



What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?

LED?



Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?



Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html



Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage
regulator.



Wish I could help more.



Alexandre



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wrote:



Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

To: amelyachtowners@...

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM





 



















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.

ThanksBen and

GayleLa Bella VitaSM

347Port Louis, Grenada



















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Mike Ondra
 

Most LED lights I have been seeing lately are rated at 10-30v. This was confirmed by an LED vendor. Hopefully that is becoming the manufacturing standard and would allow the range of voltages found on our vessels during normal operations. It does beg the question about equalizing the batteries at over 30v. If that is the case, perhaps lighting circuits should be turned off during equalization.

Mike Ondra

Aletes SM#240

Rock Hall, MD

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 8:31 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last

 

 

Hi Pat,

It's my understanding that the new LED bulbs are much more tolerant to changes in voltage. When we charge our 24 V battery banks, absorption charge is usually in the 28.8 V range, when we equalize it is significantly over 30 V. If the bank is down in the mid-24 V range and we run a large winch or windless, the voltage may drop significantly below 24 V for a short time. Make sure that you check the voltage tolerances of the fixture/bulbs that you purchase.


Kent

SM243

Kristy 


On Sep 6, 2016, at 8:21 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?

Pat SM123


karkauai
 

I routinely turn off all 24v equipment while doing an equalization cycle.  I have not had a charger with an automatic equalization cycle because I fear what the high voltages might do to equipment that remains on during the process.
Kent


On Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:42 AM, "'Mike Ondra' mdondra@... [amelyachtowners]" wrote:


 
Most LED lights I have been seeing lately are rated at 10-30v. This was confirmed by an LED vendor. Hopefully that is becoming the manufacturing standard and would allow the range of voltages found on our vessels during normal operations. It does beg the question about equalizing the batteries at over 30v. If that is the case, perhaps lighting circuits should be turned off during equalization.
Mike Ondra
Aletes SM#240
Rock Hall, MD
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 8:31 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
 
 
Hi Pat,
It's my understanding that the new LED bulbs are much more tolerant to changes in voltage. When we charge our 24 V battery banks, absorption charge is usually in the 28.8 V range, when we equalize it is significantly over 30 V. If the bank is down in the mid-24 V range and we run a large winch or windless, the voltage may drop significantly below 24 V for a short time. Make sure that you check the voltage tolerances of the fixture/bulbs that you purchase.

Kent
SM243
Kristy 

On Sep 6, 2016, at 8:21 AM, Patrick Mcaneny sailw32@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
An electrician thinking it was only a converter just last week removed mine and installed 24v bulbs . He did not realize it stabilized voltage and I always wondered what it was , now I know. If he still has it , I could ask him to reinstall it , but he would also have to go back up to change the bulb back to a 12v bulb. Is it worth it . If I went with a  LED tri-color would I need it?
Pat SM123




Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

I will Martin!

Working on another one at the moment…

Sincerely, Alexandre




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On Tue, 9/6/16, Martin K luvkante@yahoo.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 9:33 AM


 









Hi Alexandre,
Thank you so much for
your fantastic photo-maintenance-guides!
I collect them, just in
case........
Please keep on
providing them!


MartinAMEL 54
#149MCHIARAcurrently
Benalmadena,on my way to Gibraltar,
Algarve, Madeira, Lancarote, St Lucia

Von
meinem iPad gesendet
Am
06.09.2016 um 13:17 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:
















 






Good afternoon,



Do you have the Hypalon Velcro Paddle holder available?

http://www.abinflatablesusa.com/product/velcro-paddle-holder-dg/



If yes, how much are they and how much would be the shipping
for San Juan, Puerto Rico.



Sincerely, Alexandre



Windlass, Bill advice: White Lithium grease



Good morning Ben,



Mine is located in the forward passage/closet, near the
forward bathroom.

Where the main mast is bolted.



Here is a picture

http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_8.jpg



Or you can look at the whole process I did to trouble shot.


http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection_2.html



Note: for now I removed my voltage stabilizer, as it was
burn and I could not find the replacement parts.

I am using LED tricolor and anchor light, but this was just
changed 3 months ago, so not enough data to know if the bulb
will last.



On the 54 I would guess, situated near where the mast is
bolt on and the wires go through.



Sincerely, Alexandre

SM2K #289 NIKIMAT

Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico



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On Mon, 9/5/16, Martin K luvkante@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:



Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not
last

To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 2:10 PM





 



















Alexandre,

Where is your

voltage-stabilizer box located?

MartinAMEL 54 #149

"CHIARA"Currently

BenalmadenaOn my way to Lanzarote

and Caribbean



Von meinem

iPad gesendet

Am 05.09.2016 um

18:04 schrieb Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@rocketmail.com

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>:

































 













Good afternoon Ben,







What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?



LED?







Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?







Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.



http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html







Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200
voltage

regulator.







Wish I could help more.







Alexandre







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On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@yahoo.com

[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>

wrote:







Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not
last



To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com



Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM











 







































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.



ThanksBen and



GayleLa Bella VitaSM



347Port Louis, Grenada







































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Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Thanks Bill.  I will use the meter to check masthead voltage.  I did try an LED but it too failed in 60 days.  So far only anchor light has frequent failures.  

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Sep 5, 2016, at 9:03 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

We had the same issue years ago and never determined what the problem was, but when we replaced it with an LED, the problem went away. Once I read that some incandescent bulbs will operate less than full life if the voltage is greater than or less than 10% of the bulb's rating. I can't find that reference, but that could be the cause, or a bad batch. Next time you are up there, bring a multi-meter and check the voltage. It that is the issue, an LED will solve the problem because of its wide range of voltage. I would also coat the new bulb base with corrosionX to ensure good contact, but the problem could be where the wires connect to the mast-top fixture.

Bill
BeBe, 387
Trinidad

On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 10:22 AM, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

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.

Thanks
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
SM 347
Port Louis, Grenada



Ben and Gayle Super Maramu #347
 

Alex,
I normally use Anchor brand incandescent bulbs.  However recently I used an LED from Marine LED Shop.  It failed as well.  I do not have an adjustable voltage stabilizer.  So far only premature bulb failure has been anchor light. I will soon check voltage at masthead. 

Ben Driver
La Bella Vita
SM #347

On Sep 5, 2016, at 9:04 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Good afternoon Ben,

What type of 24 Volt bulb do you use?
LED?

Do you have (adjustable) voltage-stabilizers?

Here are pictures from when I did not what they were.
http://nikimat.com/mast_tricolor_anchor_light_connection.html

Mark (SM #275 Creampuff) told me they were DXE VR200 voltage regulator.

Wish I could help more.

Alexandre

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On Mon, 9/5/16, joedoakes66@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Masthead lights do not last
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, September 5, 2016, 10:22 AM


 









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.
ThanksBen and
GayleLa Bella VitaSM
347Port Louis, Grenada









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