ATU using bilge pump

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  1. Hammerhead

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    Hi Guys,


    Just an idea I have been thinking about, please let me know if this could be done. Im a bit scared of stray currents and the whole relay etc am not to clued up on.


    Use a 12v bilge pump on a 12v float switch and power the whole setup with a ac/dc adapter direct connection.

    Will this work.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    yes it will, make sure your bilge pump has no copper or iron parts
     
  4. viper357

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    Should work, as long as the ac/dc adapter can supply enough current (amps), I would definitely still use a relay though as those float switches are so delicate and sensitive, they stick so easily.

    Wire up a relay. it's really easy, there's diagrams here in the DIY forum, or just ask and the guys will show you the right way to wire it up.:)
     
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    hey Hammerhead - did you come right?
     
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    Nope, tank still not up and running gona go the conventional root and get an ATU kit.
     
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