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Old 13-01-2019, 23:24   #1
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12 volt Hook

I have a 12 volt hooka diving compressor (12 Amp operating).
Rather than take a battery on deck, I would like to wire in something that is stowed below, wired to an appropriate plug in the cockpit.
Any advice out there about the cable thickness and length? Type of plugs, fuse and switch?
A couple of links to eBay would be fantastic...
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Re: 12 volt Hook

Use the Blueseas calculator to determine wire sizes
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Re: 12 volt Hook

12 amps at 12 volts, are you sure? That's less than 1/5th of a horsepower. I've never seen a compressor, capable of providing air for any sort of meaningful use, that didn't pull at least 1/2 horsepower. Unless you're just lying still, doing no work, and never going below about 8-10 ft, I question if that compressor will provide the air that you need.


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Re: 12 volt Hook

Yah my little PC pulls more than that
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Re: 12 volt Hook

I can only assume the specs on the website are correct as I haven't got the unit in front of me. http://www.powerdive.com/product/deck-snorkel
Yes, it is just designed for hull cleaning so depth is not an issue.
I like to have a look at that little PC!
The Blueseas calculator was very helpful and clarified my question.
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