MLC - Mid Life Crisis
Running a mag now and after the install, I am wondering what type of switch should I use for the on/off (kill). I was told nothing less than 10 gauge wire up to my dash and to the switch.
DING DING DING!!! Money pit has it, A mag creates it's own power and the only way to kill it is to ground it. If you think this is wrong then grab hold of the electrode that protrudes into the cap and give it a spin. MThere are 2 types of "kill" switches. For a standard ignition that needs 12V to operate the switch circuit is OPEN when uncovered, CLOSED when the cover is put on, thereby supplying 12 V to the coil.......For a mag, the switch is CLOSED when uncovered, and OPEN when covered. As the cover comes off, the switch closes and completes the circuit to ground, killing the engine. Be sure to buy the switch for the MAG, as they are not interchangeable...........MP
If it is a race boat, As close to the driver as possible. for a lake boat, that would be at a point where you can operate said switch to kill motor. Mercury switch is great for both but you will need a tether to pop the cap If driver goes for a swim. For electronic ingition use the switch to complete the curcuit. For a mag use the switch to ground the curcuit. ROCKET SCIENCE. MWhere is the kill switch usually mounted at?