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ccx2
09-08-2010, 05:02 PM
Im wiring up stuff on my boat and the Depth finder has a red + and a black -wire,ok, i understand, but the all round/anchor light socket has a black and a white wire, which is the ground ? the white or the black? Thanks.

Stiletto
09-08-2010, 05:13 PM
I would say black, but unless it is LED it makes no practical difference as it will work either way.

ccx2
09-08-2010, 05:31 PM
I would say black, but unless it is LED it makes no practical difference as it will work either way.
Thanks Stiletto, i knew it would make no diff , but its got to be right in my book or if i find out diff ill go to the trouble to change them, i cant help myself.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
09-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Black is an acceptable ground by old ABYC standards. Red is always positive in this combo

Breakaway
09-08-2010, 06:12 PM
I have always found this chart helpful when troubleshooting/rewiring/ etc...

http://www.ftkltd.com/Boat%20Wiring%20and%20Color%20Codes.htm

ramillett
09-09-2010, 02:31 AM
If it is not installed yet , power it up . Just make sure it is not grounded to the base .