Question about Boating
I'm trying to wire a 12v manual bilge pump to a battery using a push button switch. The pump has a black wire and brown (+) wire. The switch has two terminals. Do I run the wires from the pump to the switch, and run separate wires from the battery to the switch, so each switch terminal has 2 wires in it? I'm not using a fuse or float switch. I'm also not running any other accessories on the boat, except electric start.
Thanks for your help,
You run your hot wire to the switch (brown) and black wire to the pump (+ve connection). Then from the pump run another wire to the negative terminal of your battery. I used to use a toggle switch on mine, but I do not use a starter motor, still all the lights, radio and echo sounder are connected to it (via a junction box). The only item I fuse is my echo sounder.
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