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Question Glow Plug Relay Amperage

On the old IDI trucks, what is the amperage draw for the trigger voltage on the Glow Plug Relay? Don't have it here on hand to measure for myself...

I am guessing around 1-3 amps but that is entirely conjecture based on the size of the relay

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When you say "trigger" do you mean the field coil side of the relay or the power supply? It really depends on which system you have too. There are several systems that have been used since about '83. Some have a solid state controller,that gets input from the starter relay and some actually have a glow plug relay.
Which part of the circuit do you have a concern with amperage?
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Field coil

I am wondering about the field coil side of the relay ie: the lower of the two currents -- my reason for asking is I am looking at putting a push button in the cab to turn on the glow plugs -- trying to get the proper size fuse/wire/switch.

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If your just gonna wire something up to trigger the field coil side, the amperage is going to be almost nothing,all it does is energize the windings to create a magnetic field and pull a thin metal strip with a contact on the end into another contact.
You can control that with any toggle or push button switch.
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