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What are the max Amps an E-60 pulls?

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Dubl0Vert, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    I want to install a circuit breaker/fusible link on the main power I am pulling off the batt to feed the hungry E-60. I just feel better with some security in case there is a ground out somewhere. Bolt on 175Amps go for about $5....I think the biggest I have in the shop is an 80 amp. Last thing I wanna do is go too low and pop it when I'm stacking in a storm at 3AM.....Murphy's Law. I searched but all the discussion revolves around the fuse at the touchpad, not the main hot lead.

    What rating can I go with? Anyone know how many Amps the pump pulls @ max draw?
    :mechanic:
     
  2. Michaelzz28

    Michaelzz28 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 48

    Per meyer manual:
    FENNER
    load (motor not attached to pump)
    NOTE: Do not operate motor continuously for
    more than 30 seconds.
    Applied Voltage 12 Volts DC
    Max. Current Draw 150 Amperes
    Speed (Min.) 3,200 RPM
    Under load (pump operating in relief)
    NOTE: Do not operate motor continuously for
    more than 5 seconds.
    Applied Voltage 12 Volts DC
    Max. Current Draw 230 Amperes
    ISKRA AMJ4739 12V.
    No load (motor not attached to pump)
    NOTE: Do not operate motor continuously for
    more than 30 seconds.
    Applied Voltage 12 Volts DC
    Max. Current Draw 150 Amperes
    Speed (Min.) 3,200 RPM
    Under load (pump operating in relief)
    NOTE: Do not operate motor continuously for
    more than 5 seconds.
    Applied Voltage 12 Volts DC
    Max. Current Draw 230 Amperes
     
  3. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    230 AMPS :dizzy:

    Don't know if I'll find a breaker for that.....it was a good thought though

    Thanks for the info Z!
     
  4. NickT

    NickT Senior Member
    Messages: 707

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  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    You might try running two 175s or 200s in parallel.

    But in practice, the relay is your safety. You're going to know real quick if you have a short to ground, just let go of the button.
     
  6. Chris112lee

    Chris112lee Member
    Messages: 64

    Rv's often have a 250amp DC circuit breaker, so I know they arent too hard to find.