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Old 03-10-2013, 22:39   #61
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Re: Running a Diesel at Idle

Dockhead, probably your starter solenoid, and your stop solenoid are wired to the same breaker. If you have a spare breaker slot, wire the kill solenoid separate from the starter solenoid. Just putting a larger breaker in place is not a good idea. I seem to remember that a solenoid draws about 6 amps, but I might be wrong on that. Good Luck,_____Grant.
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Dockhead, probably your starter solenoid, and your stop solenoid are wired to the same breaker. If you have a spare breaker slot, wire the kill solenoid separate from the starter solenoid. Just putting a larger breaker in place is not a good idea. I seem to remember that a solenoid draws about 6 amps, but I might be wrong on that. Good Luck,_____Grant.
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Our control panel key switch provides power to the stop switch. There is a pilot relay driven by the stop switch. This relay in turn drives the actual stop solenoid. The stop solenoid is powered directly from the starter solenoid bolt where the battery is connected. There is no fuse to blow. Maybe my engine being 15 years old is not like the more modern ones.
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