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Old 05-19-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default Need I look behind the breaker panel?

So as we get more settled into our now not so 'new to us' boat, more in depth thinking has started.

On the AC panel there is a breaker labeled "Washer/Dryer". We don't have that mod. Do I need to open up the panel and see if there's wires coming out of the breaker and where they might be headed?

Also, on both the AC (4x5A 1x10A) and DC (2x5A) panel there are breakers labeled simply as "Accessory". What do those feed? I would prefer to not play the wack-a-mole game of turning everything on and then opening the breakers to see what goes off

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The washer dryer may have recepticals where the units would be if equipped. I would just leave the breaker off. I would also leave the accessory breakers off as well unless some things donít work then turn one on at a time to see if things work, itís only two breakers so not much to test this way.
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Seven accessory breakers ... you'd think they'd use them for something
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They were provided for YOU to use.
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They were provided for YOU to use.
Agree there were unused by the factory and are for growth.
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Super ... thanks. I'll peak behind the panel and see if the previous owner wired anything to them. Right now, I can't think of anything I'd be adding.
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The panel is generic. It happens to have a spot for a Washer/Dryer. Usually, they would leave the slot blank and not bother to install a breaker in the slot. Sometimes they will run the wiring even if the device isn't installed. This is common with windlasses where the wire run is installed, but not the windlass device itself.
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