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Old 02-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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12 volt water pump wiring?

Since my georgetown does not have a pour spout to add fresh water except from a garden hose with pressure, I decided to buy a 12v Remco pump to use while dry camping and pumping water from the 6 gal jugs. Am going to use alligator clips on my jeep battery for the dc 12 power, but not sure what gauge wire I can use. Is the low voltage, irrigation wire ok? MM
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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Since my georgetown does not have a pour spout to add fresh water except from a garden hose with pressure, I decided to buy a 12v Remco pump to use while dry camping and pumping water from the 6 gal jugs. Am going to use alligator clips on my jeep battery for the dc 12 power, but not sure what gauge wire I can use. Is the low voltage, irrigation wire ok? MM
It is probably a 10 amp pump and #14 guage is ok.

Why do the method you discribed?
If you have a sysytem that has a extra hose coming off your pump that is used for pumping antifreeze into system can be used.
Just open the end of the spare hose off the input side of the pump and turn the T valve to other position. This will make the pump suck whatever is at the open end of the hose into your rig.

If you have no idea what I said you can PM directly and I will explain more.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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How many amps does it draw? And how many feet of wire?

Chart Below.

12 Volt DC chart
Ampsin WireWattsat 12V#14#12#10#8#6#4#21/02/03/01128413120633753222442661031682664326754481833528413321633754367567214223356891412253604505708961016274266108168272338427101208.513223353841352182703421518068.51322355690144180228202406.610162742671081351712530081322335486108137303606.6111828457290114404808132133546785
These are one-way distances, measured from point A to point B. The out and back nature of electrical circuits has already been included. For PV arrays, figure the entire run, from the panels to the charge controller to the batteries
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Whoops, picture not so good.
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Here is the chart FYI, but you probably can get away with #14 AWG (lamp cord) You will want to use stranded wire , as it is more flexible and can be coiled.
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Why do the method you discribed?
If you have a sysytem that has a extra hose coming off your pump that is used for pumping antifreeze into system can be used.
Just open the end of the spare hose off the input side of the pump and turn the T valve to other position. This will make the pump suck whatever is at the open end of the hose into your rig.
You would have to run a hose from a faucet to your FW tank though in order for it to fill. The bypass only fills the lines and bypasses the tank completely.
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you would have to run a hose from a faucet to your fw tank though in order for it to fill. The bypass only fills the lines and bypasses the tank completely.
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thanks for the ideas. I agree with Iggy, I recently winterized using that hose and pump and I think it bypassed the fresh water holding tank and went directly to faucets. Matt
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My remco pump worked fine. The 6 gallon jugs emptied in 2 minutes.
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The $40 Harbor Fright does about five gallons in the same amount of time.
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