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    Delavan Thread

    Bob, per our conversation (and my mishap), you may want to sticky this for future reference.

    http://www.delavanagpumps.com/pdf/Po...stallation.pdf

    http://www.delavanagpumps.com/pdf/Da...800and5900.pdf
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    Re: Delavan Thread

    If anyone has anything to add, please do.
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    Re: Delavan Thread

    Kevin I just stickied this thread and one that Thad started also.
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    What was your issue, Kevin?
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    Re: Delavan Thread

    Thad, the issue was lack of information.Mike Dennis helped me immensely, but somewhere in the lines of communication, a few things were omitted. The pump worked great for 2 minutes, then I heard a loud crack. I looked over to see the pump smoking and the wires on fire, cinged like a flamebroiled whopper. Per Bob, here are a few suggestions:

    1. The 12 volt battery needs to be at least 600 amps. Mine was 125.

    2. Gator clips are not recommended, as they can't transmit the voltage correctly. I used the clips.

    3. The wires need to be bolted to the battery, not just clipped.

    4. The pressure switch on the pump will need to adjusted to ensure constant flow. If the pump is whining like a little girl, then something is wrong!
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    Re: Delavan Thread

    [quote author=Bob Williamson link=topic=4557.msg59185#msg59185 date=1210118456]
    Kevin I just stickied this thread and one that Thad started also.
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    Great idea Bob.
    It will make it easier to find Delevan Info, w/o wading through tons of posts :thumbsup:

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    You really should use an inline fuse like 20 amps to help prevent things like that.

    A friend of mine uses flood lights all the time and the last time he used them his wires melted and caught on fire. He used the alligator clips too.

    I was going to do that also but after hearing that, I went and bought the correct terminals for the battery and just wire it in with a switch and fuse to be safe.

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    If you are bolting to the battery what do yall do to shut it off? I just unhook my gator clips. I tried a switch a while back but how are yall installing it? Mine kept getting ruined and corroded by chems.
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    [quote author=Chris link=topic=4557.msg59826#msg59826 date=1210566941]
    A friend of mine uses flood lights all the time and the last time he used them his wires melted and caught on fire. He used the alligator clips too.[/quote]

    Resistance = heat. Heat = melting insulation. Bare wires = short circuits. Not so good....

    Anything over about 15A needs to have positive connections (bolt, crimp, solder) to prevent overheating.

    [quote author=bigchaz link=topic=4557.msg59867#msg59867 date=1210617741]
    If you are bolting to the battery what do yall do to shut it off? I just unhook my gator clips. I tried a switch a while back but how are yall installing it? Mine kept getting ruined and corroded by chems. [/quote]

    Put your switch inside the plastic battery box or use an exterior (waterproof) electrical switch box/cover. For mine, I built a wooden box with a door. Inside was the battery and switch.

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    Re: Delavan Thread

    I use this type plug (a couple bucks at any auto parts store) to connect the battery to the pump (12V 1 GPM/35 PSI, not Delevan)and have an inline fuse. Just crimp some connectors to the end and bolt them to the battery. I also have this plug on my charger so I can just plug it in when I get home.

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