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Old 08-03-2005, 12:55 PM
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Is it ok to have a 50 amp breaker between my battery switch and the starter or should I run a direct hot wire from the common feeder on the switch to the starter?
Old 08-03-2005, 02:12 PM
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Default Re: Breaker or no breaker

A 50 amp breaker will trip as soon as you try to start the engine.

From your quiestion, it appears that you are rewiring a boat. I would suggest that you buy one of the books on boat wiring from your favorite marine center or online book store before you begin a project such as this. There are several requirements on wire size, length, termination, etc. The book will also help you decide the best way to connect each device.
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http://www.themotorbookstore.com/12-...for-boats.html

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Didn't you forget the starting solenoid??

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Default Re: Breaker or no breaker

In addition to the comments above 50 amps is abot 1/4 of what that starter is going to require. Plus, the starting circuit is the only one not required to be protected. BUT...please read up on the subject.

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