Author Topic: Kayak Power Source  (Read 1968 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Papa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Joined: Apr 2012
  • Location: Rowlett, Texas
  • Posts: 9
  • Love Kayak Fish
  • Unit(s): 798CI HD SI Combo
  • Software: 6.250
  • Accessories: None
Kayak Power Source
« on: April 12, 2012, 05:52:37 PM »
I have a 798 CI SI.
 I put it on my kayak and I have about 8 foot of wiring from the battery to my unit. I used 22 gauge wiring because it was close to the same size as the power cable that came with the unit, it looked like it to me.  I have the inline 3 amp fuse, I also have a mercury tilt switch in line also, just in case I were to turn over, to keep it from shorting out.
I have read some of the discussions on this forum about wiring for units.  It has got me confused and concerned now.  My question is the wiring that I used OK?  Or do I need bigger wiring.  I have nothing else connected so interference shouldn't be a problem.  My battery is an 8 amp hour battery. :-\


Offline sonar2000

  • Chief
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Joined: May 2009
  • Location: Kerr Lake NC
  • Posts: 5970
  • It is not lost ...it has been misplaced.
  • Unit(s): (1) 1197 (1) 1198
  • Software: 6.6
  • Accessories: Tow Fish
Re: Kayak Power Source
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 06:01:30 PM »
PaPa...you should be fine on the Yak.  But if it is not a lot of trouble I might consider a changen to at least 16 guage. Your length is not too long and you dont have much resistance drop it is just an over time issue that you might be better off in the long run...
Added to this is the 16 guage is a bit stronger than the 22. Just in case you crimp or stress the wire..

Chuck
« Last Edit: April 12, 2012, 06:03:19 PM by sonar2000 »

Offline Papa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Joined: Apr 2012
  • Location: Rowlett, Texas
  • Posts: 9
  • Love Kayak Fish
  • Unit(s): 798CI HD SI Combo
  • Software: 6.250
  • Accessories: None
Re: Kayak Power Source
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 06:06:03 PM »
OK is that just regular 16 gauge wire.  And I also read something about threaded and twisted wire.

Offline sonar2000

  • Chief
  • Global Moderator
  • *
  • Joined: May 2009
  • Location: Kerr Lake NC
  • Posts: 5970
  • It is not lost ...it has been misplaced.
  • Unit(s): (1) 1197 (1) 1198
  • Software: 6.6
  • Accessories: Tow Fish
Re: Kayak Power Source
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 06:35:28 PM »
PaPa. If you can get stranded that might be better for wear and tear.
Since this is a short length and nothing else is hooked to it you will be ok without a twisted wire.

All of this wiring issue is mostly for boats with radios, trolling motors and lots of wiring..
We have two yaks and one canoe and are fine even using our handheld radios..

chuck

Offline Papa

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Joined: Apr 2012
  • Location: Rowlett, Texas
  • Posts: 9
  • Love Kayak Fish
  • Unit(s): 798CI HD SI Combo
  • Software: 6.250
  • Accessories: None
Re: Kayak Power Source
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 06:50:35 PM »
OK Thank you


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
6 Replies
3754 Views
Last post October 27, 2011, 07:46:29 AM
by bigkahuna
8 Replies
5986 Views
Last post August 02, 2011, 01:10:37 PM
by sonar2000
2 Replies
2107 Views
Last post January 21, 2012, 02:33:16 PM
by bigkahuna
26 Replies
9440 Views
Last post July 24, 2012, 11:31:27 AM
by Roddy
6 Replies
2827 Views
Last post April 23, 2013, 06:44:09 PM
by Alloutdoors
2 Replies
2292 Views
Last post April 05, 2014, 12:06:25 PM
by LittleGazoo
3 Replies
949 Views
Last post May 08, 2018, 11:03:19 PM
by rnvinc
2 Replies
220 Views
Last post August 06, 2019, 08:31:22 PM
by rnvinc


anything
SimplePortal 2.3.3 © 2008-2010, SimplePortal