Vetus bow thruster control
I have a 1988 12v bowthruster. The voltage from the battery is good. The solenoid went bad, part BP19. The replacement solenoid, part BP219, has been finicky.
I have tried different joysticks and get the same results. Bought a 2nd solenoid, same general problems. I did notice that the plug connections to the controller get hot, so I wondered about the amp draw of the new BP219 solenoid. The old one had a 10 fuse.
It’s a 20 foot run up to the controller. (40 feet round trip) so I was thinking maybe the line loss? But sometimes it worked.
I am ready to run new wires to bypass the plugs in the “extension cord” but what size? Can’t find any info on the amp draw of the BP 219 solenoid