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Old 03 November 2014, 18:14   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: East Anglia
Boat name: Nimrod II
Make: Aerotec 380
Length: 3m +
Engine: Suzuki DF20 EFI
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>>>27 amp cable about 10 meters long

It may well be the issue. I made up such a cable for my Bravo which was in theory rated to do the job but in reality it made the pump struggle. It was longer than I needed so I cut it in half which solved the problem.

My Bravo runs better with the car engine idling too.

>>Edit: I thought I put something in a post ages ago about this, here it is...

Just a small update. I said in the first post..... **I've already made up a heavy duty 5m extension cable (pump is a max 20a draw, I used 25a cable)**

Well I had made it up but not tried it. Turns out the guys who sold me the cable thought they were doing me a favour supplying 8m of cable. This was just too long re voltage drop despite being 25a cable. It was dropping under 9v at the pump making it stutter on the final bit of the air floor.

Cut the extension lead in half to still give a useful extra 4m and it now stays above 11v, and the pump runs far better.

Original thread... Bravo BTP12 Review

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Old 04 November 2014, 07:43   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: North Lincs
Boat name: na
Make: F-Rib 330/Excel 330
Length: 3m +
Engine: Parsun 15hp
Join Date: May 2014
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I used to use my car battery to inflate my sib but now use a spare leisure battery which is mobile and needs charging once every 4 or 5 trips out, I do use the pump to deflate as well. It is just not so easy to inflate close to the car at some venues I take the sib so this works far better for me.


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Old 04 November 2014, 13:51   #13
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Town: North Devon
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As always, really helpful, thanks again guys


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