Installing Dry Bilge System:
- The System requires 12V, you can tie into the power supply of your existing bilge pumps or another 12v source
- Prior to installing the Dry Bilge System your bilges must be cleaned all scum and debris must be removed
- Pickup block should be placed the lowest point possible in the bilge
- Discharge line can be plumed into existing through hull fitting we do not recommend using the existing bilge pump line.
a hole should be made on top side of the line so that the discharge line can press in firmly.
- Do not remove your existing bilge pump! this is not a bilging device, it is simply intended to remove small volumes of water.
- filter should be cleaned as needed, if your bilges are very clean and water entering the bilges is clean your filter may last for years
dirty bilges and dirty water will clog filters more often. never run the Dry Bilge System
without the provided filter
Protek1 Corporation 1297 Kelly Lake Rd unit3 Sudbury Ont, Canada
Phone: (705) 675-7710 Fax: (705) 675-7710
Our 8.3 unit was a great success. Our team of engineers have been busy putting together our latest revision, the 8.4 which will include a pump with every unit, sensor block, our new high capacity filter and no more wiring to the board wire leads makes installation even more simple!!
The Dry Bilge System uses two probes and measure resistance between them, as soon as liquid hits the probes it activate a (relay of sorts) that activates the pump, it takes about 1/8 - 3/16 of water to activate the probes, but it's not as simple as that, the pump also stay running for 10 sec after the probes do not detect water, this allows it time to completely remove all water, removing all the water stops the pump from running if you add an extra drop of water, the pump and electronic and pump are enclose in a small 1.5"x5"x2" box . As for draining your batteries the system standby is 30 milli amps at 12vdc so draining batteries are not an issue.
Common question and concerns:
- Question: Will the Dry Bilge system ignite gasoline fumes if my boat has a fuel leak?
Answer: During testing the Dry bilge system was enclosed in a container with gasoline
in it we ran the system for 6 hours straight and were unable to have it ignite the fumes.
- Question: In the event of a fuel tank leak will the Dry bilge system pump gasoline overboard?
Answer: No it will not, Gasoline is nonconductive there for gasoline itself will not trigger
the pickup block to turn on the system,
- Question: How often should I clear the inline filter
Answer: There is not set rule on filter cleaning but the filter is clear so if you do see it
getting dirty a filter cleaning would be advisable
The Dry Bilge System has a digital display
Display is lit up: Indicates power to unit
Display enters a cycling motion : Indicates probes are sensing water
Display reads CLEAR: Indicates that there is no water present
Display reads FAIL: Indicated that the system has ran continuously for 5 minutes
solutions for FAIL: filter is clogged there is debris or slime on pickup blog , pump is not operational
This Makes trouble shooting easy!!