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    simple question

    what kinda signal does the kill switch do when running ?

    does it cycle a positive signal that interrupts it or is it a ground ?

    wanna know if its a ground if its a smart idea to tap in to it
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    It is a ground signal. I do not think it is a good idea to tap into it as I am not sure how much of a load it will handle.

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    Ground will kill engine on yammy, polaris and Kawasaki .Seadoo break the ground to turn off their engines .

    I tap into them to shut down my hire ski's remotely .The draw is much more than 1 amp but less than 5 amps .Yammy ,kwakka and seadoo only use less than 1 amp of current draw .Put a ammeter inot the line and test it .

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    mmm 2.5 amp bilge pump ok ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97sltx1050 View Post
    what kinda signal does the kill switch do when running ?
    does it cycle a positive signal that interrupts it or is it a ground ?
    wanna know if its a ground if its a smart idea to tap in to it
    Quote Originally Posted by Rodneyae View Post
    It is a ground signal. I do not think it is a good idea to tap into it as I am not sure how much of a load it will handle.
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    mmm 2.5 amp bilge pump ok ?
    Looking at the wiring diagram for a domestic twin (and I presume this applies to other domestic carb'ed models), one side of the the kill switch is connected to ground/negative. The other side of the switch is connected to a positive signal voltage, which when shorted to ground through the switch stops the engine.

    Depending on the wire gauge used for the negative, you could also use it for the negative side of a bilge pump switch, as long as the pump doesn't draw more amps than the wire can handle.

    You should NOT use the positive signal voltage on the kill switch to power the pump. Even if it worked, there is a risk of the ignition system not being happy with a large parasitic load on that connection.

    Many of the newer Polaris models simply run the bilge pump the entire time the motor is running. That would be the Orange wire off the voltage regulator, I think.
    Would that work for your case?

    Use a pump that is rated for continuous dry operation (Rule?)

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    im useing my stock pump still works but somehow in its factory wireing its not working anymore ,



    edit : im hopeing i can run a line splice it in to the negative side for the ground for the pump so when its running i can have the bilge pump going when the clip is in ,

    no good ? i think the kill switch wire is like 18 guage wire i have another one ,

    getting a new one for this any way i think they only draw 2.5 amps so the wire shouldnt be affected but ill know why i have no sprak if it cant be done
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