4. Circuit Breakers
Our most popular option – and for good reason. Some kind of branch circuit protection is a must-have for a boat. This is usually achieved one or two ways:
- Fuse block under the dash, or:
- Circuit breakers in the panel
Circuit breakers have a number of advantages:
- Easy to reset
- Don’t have to carry/find spare fuses
- MUCH easier to install the panel
We can’t over emphasis how much easier it is to install one of our panels with circuit breakers. It’s the most plug and play options we have, and allows us to do much more pre-wiring on our work benches.
Without breakers, you have to deal with literally twice the number of wires to the panel (2 vs. 1 per switch). It will save lots of install time, and they are not much more expensive in most cases than a fuse block anyway.