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Old 12-12-2017, 07:32 AM
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Mine will start run then shut off in 30 seconds or so. I believe this is part of the "logic" that's been engineered into the system to detect high current so as to avoid burning up a pump or impeller.
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Old 12-12-2017, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by adamantium View Post
Team, what happens if you turn the pumps on while the boat is in the garage, just to test them? Given the voltage comments above, what would you expect to happen? I ask that because right now when the switch for rear port/starboard is turned on, the pump acts like its starting then the switch blinks twice. Is there some sort of safety if the boat is not in the water/engine is not turned on? The KGB ballast blinks 3 times when turned on, and the pump does not react at all like with the port/starboard. Any thoughts?
I don't remember the blink sequence, but most likely it is Low Voltage. Try turning the Battery switch to combine. There should be no problem running the pumps for a bit off the batteries. I certainly do this for winterization.

Of course, filling @ 1200-1500 is best for efficiency of the pumps.
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Old 12-12-2017, 05:05 PM
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So your telling me that filling 3k lbs of ballast with engine off is bad???������
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Old 12-12-2017, 07:25 PM
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bturner2 has it. The controllers try to detect the pumps running dry and turn off so you don't burn up impellers. Not sure exactly but they probably do it by measuring current draw.

As far as engine rpm, that is just to increase voltage so the pumps run faster. It can be in neutral or in gear, no difference.


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Old 12-15-2017, 10:11 AM
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