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Old 30-05-2018, 07:08   #1
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Perkins 4.236 starter solenoid...

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.
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Old 30-05-2018, 07:46   #2
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Re: Perkins 4.236 starter solenoid...

I remember the start solenoid c/b's to be 5a in a 12vdc system.
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