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2016 Hurricane SS 202 with the I/O .... will bilge turn on if battery off?

guyfromohioguyfromohio Member Posts: 15
I was able to secure a dock for the summer and am very excited about it!  My question.... there may be periods where I go two weeks without touching it.  Sad, but true.  If I have the battery switch turned off, will the auto bilge still kick on if the boat takes on water via rain storm?  If not, what do you recommend for battery position when docked?  It will be covered.

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  • guyfromohioguyfromohio Member Posts: 15
    Edit... I think I remember the sales guy telling me that the bilge is hard wired to the battery and not dependent on the battery switch, but I don't see that in any of the manuals.
  • ThesteveThesteve Member Posts: 42 ✭✭
    Yes, provided it is equipped with a float switch. The float switch is wired directly to the battery and in series with the pump. So your battery switch should be in the "off" position. To test, just fill the bilge with a hose or if the switch is not integral to the pump, you can lift it to test. Bad news is if the float switch goes bad (and they do), it will run your battery dead. Mine did that, the pump is so quiet I never heard it. Hopefully the I/O is mush easier to get to than the OB. Cheers!
  • guyfromohioguyfromohio Member Posts: 15
    Thank you!
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