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How do I determine momentary amps for starting an outboard?

Old 04-30-2003, 10:34 AM
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Default How do I determine momentary amps for starting an outboard?

I need to get a couple of on/off battery switches for my starting batteries and the twin 200 FICHTS. Most of the switches have a momentary amp rating. How can I determine how many amps the outboard requires to start? Thanks
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Default How do I determine momentary amps for starting an outboard?

On the Ficth web site.

Get the Blue Sea Systems ON/OFF Switch part #9006. Best onbe out dare and is fine for 200 fictibombs.

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Old 04-30-2003, 06:29 PM
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Default How do I determine momentary amps for starting an outboard?

I have also asked this question, although to properly size battery cable. Anyone know what the starter draws?

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Old 05-01-2003, 08:32 AM
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Thanks for your reply. spent some time yesterday, before I posted, on the FICHT website and couldn't find a spec. Any chance that you have a link that would help me out? Thanks, Adam
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Old 05-01-2003, 09:45 AM
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Default How do I determine momentary amps for starting an outboard?

There is an inductive ammeter made that slips over the wire to the starter to check the amperage draw. This link is to Snap On. Other places have them cheaper. The link may expire.....Link to ammeter

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