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Battery drawdown from livewell pump?
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posted 04-27-2004 03:38 PM ET (US)
This winter I wired a small removable livewell pump in my Newport. The instructions indicate a draw of 1.5 amps/hour. How long can I run the pump on a full charged battery before I need to be concerned with starting ability (03' Yamaha 90 2s in geed condition)?
Also will the small alternator on the yamaha 90 2s (10 amp)charge the battery or just mantain it (I have a 45 min run to my fishing area)?
As always thanks for the help.
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posted 04-27-2004 05:08 PM ET (US)
there are a few of considerations here
1 what capacity is the battery
2 what type of battery and what condition
3 how long do you need to run the pump
4 what else will be running ( gps fishfinder vhf starting etc)
1.5 A/hour is a low discharge rate however your run will only put back in at best 15 amps.
posted 04-27-2004 05:48 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the reply, some answers for you.
1)625 MCA/500 CCA
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