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Old 02-14-2013, 09:31 AM   #21
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Mine are wired to "energize to stop". This reduces chance that a dead battery or loss of voltage would leave me without maneuverability..
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:10 AM   #22
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I agree with "energize to stop", it is to me the preferred setup. When we brought our just purchased boat home it turned out that neither alternator was working so we gradually lost all DC power but the engines kept running. When we got to the slip we couldn't stop the engines without DC power but at least we got there.

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Old 02-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #23
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Hi


Our Cat 3208 NA is wired "energize to run". How do I change to "energize to stop".

I presume I need a new solenoid and if so where would I source one of these?

Grateful any advice please.
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My solenoids are energized to run but when the engine gets hot the solenoid looses it's magnetism, can u adjust this or does it need replacing? I currently have removed it and shut the engine off my pulling the lever
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #25
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I currently have removed it and shut the engine off my pulling the lever

Use an outboatrd cable to push pull the engine stop to the bridge , problem solved.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:12 PM   #26
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My solenoids are energized to run but when the engine gets hot the solenoid looses it's magnetism, can u adjust this or does it need replacing? ...............
The solenoid gets it's magnetism from the DC current passing through it. If there's the same voltage at the solenoid terminals when the engine is hot as when it is cold, replace the solenoid. If it's lower, find out why. If the solenoid has only one wire and relies on the mounting screws for a DC ground, that would be the first place to check. Unscrew it, clean the mounting surfaces, and reinstall it. Tight.
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Cheers Ron ill give it ago
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:27 PM   #28
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On engines that have external levers on the fuel pump I think a energize to stop is best, just one less electrical load during start up, then back it up with a simple pull cable and your bullet proof, Yanmar stop cables are cheep and real flexible its a easy install. On some engines like the B Cummings you have to apply voltage to run the sol is internal so you have no choice it shuts down when you turn off the IGN key.
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