[Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Tiny lights on 24V panel
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I cut the light socket open with a very fine blade ( a jewelers saw). I then removed the led and the resistor.
I put 2 new LED’s in parallel for more light and soldered the resistor back in place. I glued the socket back together with model cement.
It has been working fine for about 4 or 5 years.
Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376
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Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Tiny lights on 24V panel
For the 220V panel, does anyone have a source for the green "AC Power Available" light? Maud says Amel doesn't have them anymore.
No need for surgery of the existing lamp. These are industry standard panel indicator lamps to fit a 12mm hole. They are easily available in a wide range of voltages and colors (if green shouldn't be to your taste!)
You can buy them from Amazon for US$7 in any color you might like. For example Amazon item number B01N7XVWTT As you browse for these, the key specifications are they have to fit a 12mm hole, and run on 220V. Be a bit careful, there are similar lamps with a 12mm face diameter that fit a 9mm hole!
Important Note: that 12mm hole spec is from my boat's panel. Double check yours to see it it is the same.
I am sure there are suppliers could get them even cheaper.
It is always useful to remember that Amel didn't have things like this custom made, that would have been extraordinarily expensive--to no benefit. They bought things that were easily available to them at the time. It's always a good idea to search industrial supply chains for these kinds of routine parts, most are still easily available with a bit of google work--once you know what to ask for!