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Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-26-2010, 9:42 AM Reply   
what size fuse do I need to run inline? also what guage wire should I run.. I also assume I ground it back to the battery?
Old    Ben (kamighazi)      Join Date: Nov 2008       04-26-2010, 10:24 AM Reply   
20 amp inline fuse. wire guage depends on how long you run is... if you have the owners manual it explains this, but basically if from batt to switch to pump and back to ground is 0-10ft is 16, if 10-5ft its 14, and so on.

Jabsco Manualhttp://www.go2marine.com/docs/mfr/jabsco/95774F.pdf
Old    Spencer (spencerwm)      Join Date: Feb 2009       04-26-2010, 10:46 AM Reply   
Below is a link to the tech sheet and install guide for the Jabsco Ballast puppy. You will need a 20 amp fuse and wire no smaller than 14. I find that 12 works the best. Let me know if you have anymore questions.

Thanks,
Spencer

Jabsco Ballast Puppy Install Guide
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-26-2010, 2:05 PM Reply   
I guess I connect the black from the switch to the black on the motor aswell??
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-26-2010, 2:55 PM Reply   
Orange to Orange, Black to Black, Yellow to Ground, Red to Pos. Red needs 20 amp fuse.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-26-2010, 3:28 PM Reply   
so the yellow goes to the ground on the battery.
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-27-2010, 8:33 AM Reply   
It goes to ground somewhere, not necessarily the battery, but it needs to be to ground and through a cable run that is at least as large as the primary wire used to wire the rest of the pumps.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-27-2010, 9:20 AM Reply   
well the only true ground in the boat is the battery..
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-27-2010, 12:42 PM Reply   
Yepper, but don't think you need to run it all the way back to the battery. If you ave a distro block with substantially sufficient wire under the helm, then run it there.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-27-2010, 12:59 PM Reply   
I will have to see if I have a distibution block up under there.

Guys do you know if they make a screened 1 inch intake thru hull fitting? I have a 3/4 fitting now, with a screen but wondered if anyone knew of a 1 inch one?
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-30-2010, 8:30 AM Reply   
ok one more question. There is no direction on the pump to tell you which way the water flows??? also do I mount the pump motor up or motor down?
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-30-2010, 9:24 AM Reply   
Jabsco recommends to mount the motor up because it is not submersible.

I don't know on the flow, but I wired mine with disconnects so I could flip the wiring if required.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-30-2010, 9:26 AM Reply   
hmm ok..

what kind of screws did you use to secure it?
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-30-2010, 9:35 AM Reply   
I mounted them with stainless bolts, lock washers, and flat washers (over the rubber feet), through a piece of 6061-T6 A/C aluminum.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-30-2010, 9:40 AM Reply   
ah ok... Mine will be mounted to the ply wood in the boat...
Old    Steve Oh (olskooltige)      Join Date: Mar 2007       04-30-2010, 9:44 AM Reply   
Just screw them down with a fender washer over the rubber insert then, but a bolt with a lock nut or washer is going to be a more secure attachment. The pumps generate quite a bit of torque when they first turn on.

You can also rotate the pump head to change flow direction.

Last edited by olskooltige; 04-30-2010 at 9:47 AM.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       04-30-2010, 10:33 AM Reply   
I have to use some kind of wood screws.. since its plywood..

I read that I can rotate the head... I just wish it would tell you the flow direction so I can have it correct before I install it all.
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       05-01-2010, 11:33 PM Reply   
If you mount with the brass side up, the water left in there will eventually leak down into the motor and your motor will seize. Most 2006 X45's will have one pump mounted upside down. At least mine did....and yup it went out on me. I have heard some models have them all upside down.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-02-2010, 4:55 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by CarFanatic5 View Post
I have to use some kind of wood screws.. since its plywood..

I read that I can rotate the head... I just wish it would tell you the flow direction so I can have it correct before I install it all.
It's a reversible pump, it flows both ways. After it's mounted, if "fill" actually empties, and "empty" fills, just swap the wires out of the switch.
Old    Brendan (CarFanatic5)      Join Date: Apr 2010       05-02-2010, 11:02 AM Reply   
ah ya good idea swap the wires... duh!

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