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<x-flowed> On Jun 4, 2005, at 12:10 PM, Russ Wolfe wrote:
On Sat, 2005-06-04 at 10:19, John Jaranson wrote:On Jun 4, 2005, at 10:03 AM, John Jaranson wrote:
OK, I put in the new switch and everything is back to normal. Starter spins better than it has in awhile. The old switch is very rough in its action. The new one is nice and smooth. I suspect it was getting worse and worse and finally just couldn't pass enough current to spin the starter. I will be adding a solenoid into the system later this weekend to save the switch from having to pass all of the starting current.
That switch shouldn't be carrying the whole starter current. Just the solenoid current. Pull in is about 40 amps, and hold in is about 20 IIRC. Whoops, just looked it up. pull in is 30 amps, and hold is 10 amps. Total starter draw should be in the range of 100-150 amps.
Maybe the 10-30 amps is too high for the switch too.
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