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Offline Salmon King

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1 Switch or 2?
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:43:13 PM »
I'm adding a port wiper...

Should it be on a seperate circuit or the same?
How are the factor ones wired??
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Offline GregE

Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 04:04:47 PM »
2
It isn't always rain you're trying to wipe away.  Often only one side gets splashed- especially in a crosswind. 
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Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2015, 05:23:02 PM »
2 motors on 1 switch, one dies, both out of service.... 

Go for 2 switches Terry...

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Offline DevMah

Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2015, 06:19:37 PM »
Go with the 2 switches and 2 fuses if one stops working you still have the other.
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Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2015, 06:23:54 PM »
Humph...unanimous decision...2 it shall be!

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Offline blindmonkey

Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2015, 06:27:50 PM »
I am just installing dual wipers now. After consulting with Wyrguy I went with a double pole double position switch so I can run both wipers and use the 2 speeds. The way it is wired to the switch each side of the switch is independent from the other side so one wiper could die and the other side would still work. Only down side is I can not run each wiper individually however I didn't want to change the size of my panel at this point and think for the majority of use both  wipers will be required.
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Offline DSCS

Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2015, 08:13:29 PM »
I also used a DP/DT switch. Wired mine up for Both/Off/ Starboard. Reasoning was if I was only running one wiper 99 per cent of the time it would be the starboard side. Only thing is... I never got around to installing the port side wiper   :hoboy:.

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Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 08:46:21 PM »
Well my new switch panel has 6 switches so..

1.  Running Lights
2.  Anchor Light
3.  Cockpit Lighting
4.  Port Wiper
5.  Starboard Wiper
6.  Bilge Pump (it is a manual and yes...I feel that 1 is sufficient for Puget sound).

I don't mind single speed wipers.

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Offline Markshoreline

Re: 1 Switch or 2?
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 09:12:31 AM »
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GregE was right- often it's just one side of the windshield that gets the spray.  Last week when I was doing a rough water commute I realized that it would make the most sense to have the passenger switch on the passenger side!  They can work the little thing on and off!  Just position it close enough that the captain can reach it if necessary.  From the driver's seat you don't really see much through the passenger windshield...
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