Hi I have just re-installed the Perkins
and am looking to improve the start wiring
The existing wire from the cockpit
to the solenoid was 20' long 12ga yellow with red stripe but... no starter relay. it ran straight to the solenoid on the starter. Worked fine for a long time but I believe it should go to a relay.
Can anyone tell me how many amps the starter solenoid (Not the starter motor) should draw? I have checked my manuals
and the starter itself but can find no indication.
I want to be sure that I am using adequate wire sizes and the correct relay size to accomplish this.