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Old 04-07-2009, 05:59 PM
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Default Keikhafer race trim pumps - What fuse?

I'm rewiring a boat with the race pumps (sealed reservoirs), and need to know what size fuse/breaker to use for the main power feed (not the solenoid trigger circuit). I can't seem to get anything to turn up in online searches, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to run a 10 or 12 gauge wire without any circuit protection.....
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I'm rewiring a boat with the race pumps (sealed reservoirs), and need to know what size fuse/breaker to use for the main power feed (not the solenoid trigger circuit). I can't seem to get anything to turn up in online searches, and I'm pretty sure I don't want to run a 10 or 12 gauge wire without any circuit protection.....
They need a 50 amp fuse minimum. The Bravo style pumps have a resetting 50 amp breaker on them.
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BUSS makes a good marine grade resettable breaker.
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www.jeffsfireworks.com has Canon fuse. $1.00 (20 feet).
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They need a 50 amp fuse minimum. The Bravo style pumps have a resetting 50 amp breaker on them.
Whoops! I got impatient and ordered a 40 amp breaker for the master feed, and 30 amp re-set breakers for each pump. Am I screwed?

Sounds like 10 gauge wire is the appropriate size, though!

The control circuit power feed had 10 amp fuses. Does that sound right?
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That pump will pull 100 amps peak. Spec is 70 amps @ 3500 PSI. I normally run #6 or (#4 if I am feeding all the pumps in common), and if you were to run 2 drives and 2 tabs at the same time even that is marginal but OK as they are not against the regulators (full pressure). The pump on a stock engine comes with #8.
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