extending chord? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Electrical Systems
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 06-15-2011
SanDiegoChip's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Posts: 393
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SanDiegoChip is on a distinguished road
extending chord?

Hi,
We just purchased a:
SCOPREGA S.P.A. 12 HPP High-Pressure Inflator for our kayak and dingy.
“This compact 12V adjustable pump inflates up to 11.7 psi, and automatically shuts off when selected pressure is reached.”



We would like to extend the chord with the alligator clips on it to reach our batteries. We would like to extend it by ten feet. My question is will this compromise the pump? Would we need to add heavier wire?

All I see on the box so far is it uses 15-20 amps.
Not sure how long the chord is now. Could be 10-15 feet.

Thank you,
Chip
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 06-15-2011
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
I would go with 10 gauge and install some type of plug with fuse protection as the clips will be a PITA and kind of easy to make a mistake
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 06-15-2011
SanDiegoChip's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Posts: 393
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SanDiegoChip is on a distinguished road
We have tried using the pump to deflate our kayak and we could not get a fitting to work. We mainly got it for pumping up the stuff anyway. But while using the pump we had to put the leads down a hatch and onto our 400 amp buses (post + neg). I could see someone pulling on the pump and one of the clips pop off the bus and get welded to something,. Not a good thought.



I like your idea as it seems a Cigarette lighter adapter would work better with a longer chord. Only thought about that is will it carry enough current to supply the pump with the needed amps and with a longer cord? I guess a spot light must use 15-20 amps and the one we have has a Cigarette lighter adapter.
Thanks,
Chip
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 06-15-2011
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough
The Cigarette lighters i have seen max out at 15 amps which is why i was thinking plug its its realy pulling 20 amps and is seeing regular use
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 06-15-2011
SanDiegoChip's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Posts: 393
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SanDiegoChip is on a distinguished road
What kind of plug are you talking about? Could you please elaborate?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 06-15-2011
tommays's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 7
tommays will become famous soon enough



They make SB series plugs like this for DC in 20 / 30 amp right on up to giant its a common on forktrucks and easy to get out of Mcmaster
__________________
1970 Cal 29 Sea Fever

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1981 J24 Tangent 2930
Tommays
Northport NY


If a dirty bottom slows you down what do you think it does to your boat
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 06-15-2011
mitiempo's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 71 Times in 62 Posts
Rep Power: 8
mitiempo will become famous soon enough mitiempo will become famous soon enough
I agree with the switch that Tommays showed. I have used them and they can handle the load. Fuse the positive near the batteries as well.
__________________
Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 06-15-2011
SanDiegoChip's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Puerto Vallarta Mexico
Posts: 393
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SanDiegoChip is on a distinguished road
Great stuff here, thanks.
We will proceed and set the wiring up for the pump that way.
Chip
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
extending existing BBB anchor chain Vitesse473 Gear & Maintenance 17 11-14-2013 08:46 PM
Extending a halyard jaschrumpf Gear & Maintenance 5 01-21-2010 09:13 PM
extending GPS power and data cables JSL3 Gear & Maintenance 7 09-12-2009 01:13 PM
extending turnbuckles farwesthoops Gear & Maintenance 3 08-07-2008 06:30 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:51 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.