|05-21-2013 11:32 AM|
|PAToyota||Ok, gotcha. Definitely not a solenoid so you cannot have a remote switch.|
|05-21-2013 09:42 AM|
It's not that big of a deal to wire up a solenoid and a breaker, but I thought I might have stumbled across a combination.
|05-06-2013 09:50 AM|
|05-06-2013 08:39 AM|
Get the switchable function as it isolates the batteries for anything ie. storage. I have dual charging systems and weldinator with 2 x 200amp breakers at each battery this allow switching different batteries & altenators. And they do work my system is limited to 1050amps and a dead short popped all breakers & shut down the rig with no fire like I have seen on others.
I have also put 2x200amp breakers to winchs, have seen the B+ cable get pinch in an accident and cut through the frame.
|05-06-2013 07:55 AM|
Hmm.. ok, now I see the difference between the products on del city's site. So "switchable" simply means that one can manually trip the breaker. Doesn't seem like a particularly useful feature except for trouble shooting I guess.
thanks for the clarification.
EDIT: I probably should have just started a new thread. Mod's let me know if I should delete my posts here. It's not really tip or a trick looking back on it.
|05-04-2013 11:32 AM|
Yep, did an image search and found an image of one tripped...
|05-04-2013 11:30 AM|
From the link for the main page:
My read on that is that the red button sticking up on the right is the button talked about in the first sentence - push that and it manually trips.
Then the red bar on the left is the indicator lever talked about in the second sentence - looks like it flips down when the circuit automatically or manually trips. Then you have to flip it back up to reset the breaker.
|05-04-2013 09:56 AM|
They mention "switchable" which kind of sounds like it acts as a kind of relay/circuit breaker all in one? That has to be too easy. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding it?
The breaker part is obvious, it's the "switchable" I'm curious about. Does that mean that I can flip a switch and disable power to the circuit breaker (effectively killing power to the circuit)? Or does the switch enable/disable the breaker part and has no effect on the power running thru the device.
I guess what I'm asking is: what is the switchable part all about? What exactly does it switch?
|05-03-2013 09:40 AM|
|PAToyota||Had to back up to see what the item actually was - the link provided no information. Yes, looks like what Mike has: Hi-Amp Circuit Breakers, Surface Mount - Manual Reset (Switchable)|
|05-03-2013 09:34 AM|
|05-03-2013 09:33 AM|
If you're talking about these I use them often
Very handy to kill power if needed.
|05-03-2013 08:27 AM|
does anybody have any experience with a switchable manual circuit breaker like this: Del City - Item #: 76620
I have wired my non-essentials to separate fuse block with the thought of having a single switch to kill all non-essentials easily (tunes, radio, compressors, etc). I was going to use a fuse plus a solenoid (think painless wiring battery disconnect). But if this switchable manual circuit breaker is what I think it is, then 2 birds/1 stone.
I'm looking for product wiring schematics, real world experience using them, down sides, etc.
The product pix don't show much and I haven't found any product literature stating how it's wired, etc. I wanted to be sure it'll work for my application before buying one.
|01-12-2013 11:53 AM|
I will caution everybody about the delcity stuff. I bought a lot of it. Some of it is good. Some of it is garbage. Buyer beware.
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|01-03-2013 05:28 PM|
512motorsports switch panel
Here is the panel rewired for our buggy. I was tired of trouble shooting little electrical problems that have been patched and patched, and then field patched. I wanted to make sure this would last for a long time and with stand the conditions. All the circuit breakers and switches a mil spec and the only relays used were for the fans. This was my first time doing this and was happy with the result.
Here are a few pics
And my work area for it.
|01-03-2013 10:20 AM|
BenE hooked me up with this thread, thanks for the help. Mine are all 5 prong, but don't use the middle prong which is 87a.
|01-02-2013 09:13 PM|
|shadowgamesxj||It depends on the relay. I have seen some that have 5 post, 2 of them are labeled #87. They both go to the part being turned on. I have some of that style for rock lights.|
|01-02-2013 09:07 PM|
|sleepsontoilet||I'll take another look in the morning, hopefully they're numbered like that.|
|01-02-2013 09:04 PM|
I'll try to help. When you look at the bottom of a relay. the kind you can get from parts stores. usually around 40amp. You have 4 pins on the bottom. Start with #30, comes from the battery. (fused for correct power consumption) #86 comes from your switch, on/off, #87 goes to the part being controlled. (fans, fuel pump, lights), #85 is ground, (chassis ground, battery ground). All of the relays I have used so far have numbers printed next to the corresponding pin. clear as mud?
I have always ran at least a 30 amp fuse or circuit breaker on the battery side of the relay, and also on the switch side. Is it overkill, yeah maybe but I have seen all sorts of electrical problems and fires and some that could have been prevented from proper fuse connections.
|01-02-2013 08:24 PM|
|sleepsontoilet||I've read through thread, but still confused. My stock YJ harness had some interesting things done to it, and I'm trying to just thin it out vs. going with a painless kit. Can someone please dumb down relay wiring for me? I'm fuzzy on which wires do what, even looking at the all data schematic.|
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