Home‎ > ‎F) Boats‎ > ‎

F.5) Neutral Buzzer

A quick and easy means of alerting the user to the fact that the outboard is not in neutral. There is nothing worse than turning the key and nothing happens.

The starter solenoid (on my engine at least) drops a couple of volts, making a 9 V sounder viable: this is louder than a 12 V sounder running at 10 V.

If the key is turned and the engine is in neutral the sounder does not sound; if it is in neutral the 'in gear' switch is open and the sounder goes off.