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Old 10-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Question electric choke question

Edelbrock 600 cfm electric choke. Do i hook it to a constant hot wire when key is on or do i hook it to a seperate switch for normal operation ?
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: electric choke question

Hook it up to a 12 positive keyed source.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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Hook it up to a 12 positive keyed source.
x2 and run the little ground wire to one of the screws holding the choke on
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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Default Re: electric choke question

Powering from the ignition opens the choke whether the engine is running or not. Sometimes that's ok, other times it's a problem. If you have an alternator, and that alternator has a stator terminal, powering the choke from that terminal is a better option. The stator terminal only produces current when the alternator is producing power, so the choke only starts opening when the engine is actually running.
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Old 10-14-2012, 03:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: electric choke question

Is that the same for a Holley elect choke carby?
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:24 AM   #7
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Default Re: electric choke question

Yes. All electric chokes work essentially the same. 12V makes the spring hot and air being sucked across it cools it down.
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