- May 2, 2014
- Detector(s) used
- Beach High Banker, Sweep Jig, Whippet Dry Washer, Lobo ST, 1/2 width 2 tray Gold Cube, numerous pans, rocker box, and home made fluid bed and stream sluices.
- Primary Interest:
The particular 12v bilge pump that I am considering buying has this note for installation: "In order for this pump to operate, it must be wired to a float switch or a water sensing switch." Can I assume that instruction is for it's normal usage in a boat bilge area and for my usage I can actually just connect it's attached wire leads via alligator clips to a 12v battery? It further states to use a 10 amp fuse. Is there some type of power surge that can affect the pump or my battery when connecting or disconnecting it directly to a battery? I have a toggle switch that I can wire in for on off operation.