I have a 12 hp Yanmar Diesel
wired in my boat
and recently got an hourmeter for it and only realized afterwards: Where do I wire it? I do understand that I need some point with Electricity - but only if the engine
is running. So I thought ingnition, but as a Diesel
doesn't need Electricity to actually run but only to start that doesn't work
. Also the Alternator
always has electricity.
So I thought maybe with a relay since there are higher voltages when the Alternator
is running, but then also the solar
pannels are going to run up to higher voltage...
any suggestions? Or is there a hourmeter out there that is running on vibration from the one cylinder engine
? might be easier ;-)
Thanks a lot for the help already!