Re: Starter exciter input drawing >10A, normal?
Originally Posted by jbrownson
Okay guys I think I got it solved
. The relay folks were absolutely right.
So I went back to trying to install the relay. As I mentioned the solenoid/relay I bought doesn't seem to have any spec sheet anywhere, so I had to guess a bit on the pinout. I realized that of course the input to the relay is polarized because if the magnetic field is reversed it's going to push the core
away from the contact which would still make a click as I was hearing, but wouldn't make a contact on the high current
side. I swapped the inputs and hasn't failed to start since.
Thanks for all the replies and help! I learned a lot doing this.
Actually, reversing the polarity on the coil will not affect the magnetic attraction for the moving bit, for it isn't itself a magnet but only some iron or steel
that is attracted to any magnetic field.
Cheers and good starting...
Jim and Ann
s/v Insatiable back in MBTBC marina, waiting for next eye jobs to be done