The bilge pump is designed so it can remove the bilge water, and any boat needs to have it so it can freely sail. This pump requires installation and wiring, which are known to be so costly, but it is the best since it reduces for you all the enlisting third party expenses. Here are the ways you can use to wire float switch bilge pump safely.
Steps For Wiring Bilge Pump With Float Switch
#1. Ensure the bilge pump is safely mounted on the bilge. Ensure they are restrained, so they don't fall and get damaged as they intake air
#2. Use brackets to fasten bilge pump or with epoxy so you can attach bolts at the bottom of the bilge that will be the mounting studs.
#3. Mount on your float switch
#5. Ensure the tube is little, so the hose line coming from landfills can straightly pump. Ensure you have a straight and short hose when wiring the bilge pump to avoid reduced bilge outage.
#6. Ensure discharge is well mounted on the waterline. This submerged discharge can siphon to the bilge severally so the pump can heat several times to ensure the battery is exhausted.
#7. Ensure bilge pump is lead out and up from the bilge in intervals
#8. Ensure wiring is secured it doesn't contact with water
#9. Ensure bilge pump size wiring is enough. Check your pump's literature severally to know the suggested allowable distance and wire size. You can be in contact with manufacturers to know the recommended wire size if you don't get to understand it. Ensure you use a low voltage drop below 3% and voltage drop calculator usage. With appropriate were size, you will know if you have enough wire as per the requirements of the pump.
#10. Use the butt connectors where you apply enough heat for tubing shrinking.
#11. Ensure the pipe is centered on the butt connectors where adequate heat is applied for shrinking your tubing
#12. Ensure the bilge pump is connected with the battery. Dont follow the description panel in your wiring process since power should always come to the bilge pump even with control off in the boat.
#13. Has fuse installed next to the battery in the positive wire
#14. When you don't get a fuse in switch panel, attach it with a butt connector.
#15. Ensure cables are loop supplied in the terminal wing nuts of the batterie but dont strip wires.
#16. Crimp-on ring terminals should be installed with the copper washer in the wingnuts and ring terminals
#17. Float switch should be wired with the 3-way switch so you can freely select the automatic mode on or off.
How To Install a Float Switch
Know The Low Point - It is essential to start to sing your low point to prevent your level from going beyond NPSH that is required in your pump installation. This NPSH is known to be the suction pressure, which is highly needed by your pumps, so there should not be cavitation, among other issues.
Mount On Float Switch - It is a necessity that you need to mount on your device using some fixing ways of the cable on the well or the tank. Ensure you get some mounting bracket in the float switch, which requires a comfortable wedge for fixing the wire in place. The bracket is easily attached to the roll or even wall with a screw or bolt.
Adjusting The Weight - Weight will always determine the space in these two higher points. This will enable you to know if it needs to be modified or not.
Do The Wiring - After knowing your weight position and the levels of switches, you should then have an installation of a wiring float switch to have an enclosure waterproof. Cable entrance must always be sealed using the cable gland.