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Old 25-10-2014, 21:37   #1
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Electric Dinghy Pump Connection Point

I purchased the Scoprega Bravo BTP 12 pump which works great

Scoprega Bravo BTP 12 Manometer Inflation Pump

The issue I'm having is finding a good place on our Beneteau 473 to connect the provided alligator clips. The unit is advertised and demonstrated only connected directly to a battery. Battery terminals are not readily available on many cruising yachts. The unit draws 20amps so using a lighter adapter is not an option ( I know, I tried, I blew the fuse). Any solutions?


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Old 25-10-2014, 21:55   #2
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Re: Electric Dinghy Pump Connection Point

I run 8 gauge wire off my house bank breakers with a 30 amp in line fuse to my Port Lazarette. It is mounted as to not interfere with much. I used a insulated terminal post with covers when not in use. Check the wire size need for your run with Amps and Wire Gauge - 12V Circuit.
I also increased the length of the pump wire to reach the studs with the dinghy in the water attached to the davit.

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Re: Electric Dinghy Pump Connection Point

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I purchased the Scoprega Bravo BTP 12 pump which works great

Scoprega Bravo BTP 12 Manometer Inflation Pump

The issue I'm having is finding a good place on our Beneteau 473 to connect the provided alligator clips. The unit is advertised and demonstrated only connected directly to a battery. Battery terminals are not readily available on many cruising yachts. The unit draws 20amps so using a lighter adapter is not an option ( I know, I tried, I blew the fuse). Any solutions?


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Anderson plug via a 30 amp breaker with heavy wire. Works a treat
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