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Old 20 May 2010, 07:40   #1
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Advice please

I am wiring my Rib up with Nav lights, Bilge pump, etc.

What gauge of cable should i use ?


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Old 20 May 2010, 07:46   #2
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What's the current rating of your bilge pump and how long a run from the supply point (fusebox/battery)?
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Old 20 May 2010, 08:22   #3
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I have looked at the pump, there is no current rating visible

it reads "12 volt 2 amp Fuse" The pump is 400 GPH

The 500 GPH pump has a 1.9 amp draw

the length from pump to power supply is approx 3mtr

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Ok, that's a pretty low current draw and a short run, so you'd get away with using 1.0 or 1.5 sq. mm cable for the lights & pump.
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Thanks

I'll get on with it then.

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Good luck
www.kojaycat.com are good for tinned cable.
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