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Offline Last Active Aug 29 2014 09:36 AM

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In Topic: Using Bowthrusters

29 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

Apologies for hijacking thread but I'm looking for a (at least) 500 amp (ideally) latching 12 volt DC solenoid to act as remotely controlled bowthruster battery isolator.

This is to replace the motorised BEP one I have been using which is only rated at 275 amps continuous (1250 amps cranking) and finally burnt out the other day after two years of use. Note the BT itself is fused at 600 amps. Although BEP do a much higher rated isolator its not available in motorised version.

In Topic: Tachometer for Lister JP

29 August 2014 - 09:17 AM

Finally sorted and working after nearly two years and untold £££'s.




In fact it was hooked up to the engine several weeks ago but seriously under reading, not least because I miss-counted number of teeth on drive gear blush.png. Another trip to Speedograph Richfield in Nottingham suggested a cable converter gearbox was required, so biting the financial bullet I had them make a custom dial and re-calibrate to exactly suit my JP2M.


Many thanks to Tim Leech for supplying original instrument which I doubt he even recognises now, and to Richard (RLWP) at Primrose Engineering for extracting the stub of (strangely) machined off old tacho drive and making another to pattern.



In Topic: Sterling ProD Alt Regulator

14 August 2014 - 09:28 PM


All this would be very relevant IF it was let on charge all the time on the mains.  What I am talking about is 4-5 max hours a day or 2 of engine charging.  A differnet scenario entirely.


But one that needs to be handled correctly. You have been given the facts and advice. Why did you start the topic if you are not prepared to listen to the answers?

In Topic: Flojet water pump - wouldn't cut out

14 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

Usually with these pumps its lack of flow that indicates a new diaphragm so I would put my money on a new pressure switch being needed. This ties in with your symptoms as well.  

In Topic: BMV 600 wiring

14 August 2014 - 02:17 PM

I'll remove the link from the starter and connect it to ground. As I said everything else is correct as per diagram.


All battery negatives should be joined together but in the case of your monitored service bank, after the shunt. There should be only one connection to the hull/ground with the combined battery negatives and engine block joined to it.


This diagram may help. Note that all the negative connections in this case are joined to a (black) bus bar and a single connection from that to the hull. Note also position of shunt.