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wiring for bilge pump
|Author||Topic: wiring for bilge pump|
posted 03-06-2009 10:36 PM ET (US)
I have 17' Zodiac and am trying to install a 500 GPH pump. My problem is with the electrical. So basically their are 4 wires in total, two coming out of the pump and 2 out of the floater/automatic piece. The Pump's 2 wires are brown(which says (to positive feed) and black (negative). The floater's two cables are brown (which) says to connect to the other brown led and a red/brown wire that says to "go directly to positive".
So I'm a bit confused about how to wire this up. In addition to this I have a 3-way switch, manual/off/automatic.
So should the two brown wires from the pump and floater switch be combined into one wire or should they stay separate until the 3-way switch where one would activate the the manual switch and the other would activate the automatic one.
But by going by the stickers that are on the wires make it seems that the two brown wires should be connected, but that seems to contradict the setup of the 3-way switch.
Also I read that the power to the bilge pump should be wired directly to the battery using a fuse?
posted 03-07-2009 08:39 AM ET (US)
This should answer your questions, check back if not - http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/bilgePump.html
posted 03-07-2009 08:43 AM ET (US)
Does your boat live on a trailer?
Center of the switch to battery positive via an appropriate
If you aren't too sure which sides of the switch are manual
If the switch has four terminals, the fourth is ground for a
I'd solder all the connections in the bilge and cover with
This is all simple high school electricity class stuff. If
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