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Old 03-29-2012, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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larger wire weather pack or disconnect

for the dash in my buggy i made it so the whole dash is removable to work on. so all the wires between it and the main harness are in weather packs. i have a 10 or 12 gauge wire that comes from the main kill switch up through a weather pack and then onto a fuse block. i'm having problems with the connectors in the weather pack. either it is arcing or getting hot at the pins.

so i'm wondering if there is such a thing as a quick disconnect like a weather pack, it must be insulated, that i can use that will handle the higher voltage draw. the main thing i would like is for it to be quickly detachable.

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I use these, they have pins that are rated for up to 10ga. The plug body is not much if any bigger than a weatherpack and you can even use the same crimpers. Make sure you get the wire retainer, it is a sepperate piece, not hinged off the plug body like a weatherpack. also look at this place for weatherpacks if you need any more, odds are you are paying too much if you are getting them anywhere else.

http://www.delcity.net/store/Metripa...ies/p_8591.a_1

Some crappy pics I took, the pins on the right are the largest weatherpack and the left are the 10ga metripacks.



top is metripack, bottom is weatherpack



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thanks doc! those look like the way to go, got some on order!
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thanks doc! those look like the way to go, got some on order!
I just picked up a bunch of those on ebay for a fair price from a guy that sells them as kits (2 plugs, 4 pins).
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I just picked up a bunch of those on ebay for a fair price from a guy that sells them as kits (2 plugs, 4 pins).
has usualy where I get them as well. I also have them at the front and rear bumper for easy jumping people and converted a set of jumper cables with one of their pull handles.
It makes jumping someone easy as you dont have to turn around or pop the hood.
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has usualy where I get them as well. I also have them at the front and rear bumper for easy jumping people and converted a set of jumper cables with one of their pull handles.
It makes jumping someone easy as you dont have to turn around or pop the hood.
What gauge cable did run to the back for jumping? Is there any kind of circuit protection?
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Weather Pack is rated for a max of 20 amps. FYI
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What gauge cable did run to the back for jumping? Is there any kind of circuit protection?
8ga.
jumper has a polarity box thigie on it.
entire vehicle is fused at the batteries so I am not too worried.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Anderson-Pow...item27bcca92ca

They lock together to make any size plug you would like.
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