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EFiles
04-11-2009, 02:35 PM
Anybody know what this thing is? It was mounted under the dash. It hasn't been hooked up since I've owned the boat.

peason
04-11-2009, 03:06 PM
Flux Capacitor!

bbymgr
04-11-2009, 03:08 PM
Flux Capacitor!

One point twenty-one gigawatts!!!!LMAO:D:D

EFiles
04-11-2009, 03:09 PM
Hah! As I was taking the photo that's all I could think of.

drylandfish
04-11-2009, 03:17 PM
Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads.

rholmes
04-11-2009, 03:44 PM
looks like the coil for an old dirt bike or lawn mower. Gives a whole new meaning to trimming the wake down.

03 35th Anniversary
04-11-2009, 03:53 PM
looks like the coil for an old dirt bike or lawn mower. Gives a whole new meaning to trimming the wake down.

That would be my first guess....

nostar 190
04-11-2009, 03:54 PM
I don't think it was an ignition coil but possibly part the remains of a step down transformer (basicaly the guts of a small 115 ac to 12 v dc battery charger). what was it hooked up to?

ogrover3
04-11-2009, 04:39 PM
looks like a transformer to me, dont know what for

FrankSchwab
04-11-2009, 04:57 PM
There appears to be only a single set of wires coming from it - ergo, a large inductor rather than a transformer. A PO probably had an issue with Alternator whine coming from the stereo system, and installed the inductor in series with the power lead to the stereo to reduce it.

Safe to say, it is not a required piece of equipment for your boat.

/frank

PapaJoe
04-11-2009, 05:48 PM
solenoid.......?????????

TMCNo1
04-11-2009, 05:51 PM
Power window humidity reduction coil?

JimN
04-11-2009, 07:51 PM
As posted, it was for getting rid of alternator whine, but proper grounding would have made it unnecessary. That's how it was dealt with in the old days. If the coil didn't do it by itself, they came with a capacitor that was put after it, parallel with the radio.

EFiles
04-11-2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks. That's one more thing off my list to repair/replace.

djbishop
04-12-2009, 01:22 PM
Looks like a hash filter used to take out alternator whine from the radio. Was it mounted near audio equipment?