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07-29-2014 12:16 PM
JeepFreak21 BTT for this one too!
05-21-2013 10:32 AM
PAToyota Ok, gotcha. Definitely not a solenoid so you cannot have a remote switch.
05-21-2013 08:42 AM
Originally Posted by PAToyota View Post
How did you want it to be switchable?
I used 2 bluesea fuse blocks in my wiring design, one for essentials, one for non-essentials. I was hoping for a combination of ~100a solenoid + circuit breaker in one "device". Ultimately I want a switch in the cab that would could kill power to a whole fuse block (the non-essentials).

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 08:50 AM
Originally Posted by mrdoug View Post
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.
How did you want it to be switchable?
05-06-2013 07:39 AM
ditchpig 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 06:55 AM
mrdoug 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 10:32 AM
PAToyota Yep, did an image search and found an image of one tripped...

05-04-2013 10:30 AM
PAToyota From the link for the main page:

High-amp manual reset circuit breakers mount onto any flat surface and feature a push button that allows you to manually trip the circuit breaker.
These breakers operate until tripped and will remain tripped (in the off position) until indicator lever is manually reset to reactivate or close the open circuit.

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 08:56 AM
Originally Posted by PAToyota View Post
the link provided no information.
Yeah, exactly. I've found this type of device a few different places, but I haven't seen exact information about the "switchable" part.

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 08:40 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 08:34 AM
05-03-2013 08:33 AM
Mike330R If you're talking about these I use them often
Very handy to kill power if needed.

05-03-2013 07:27 AM
mrdoug 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 10:53 AM
knaffie Great thread.

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.
01-05-2013 08:15 AM
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01-03-2013 04:28 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 09:20 AM
sleepsontoilet 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 08:13 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 08:07 PM
sleepsontoilet I'll take another look in the morning, hopefully they're numbered like that.
01-02-2013 08:04 PM
shadowgamesxj 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 07:24 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.
12-16-2012 09:19 AM
Originally Posted by apeters89 View Post
would prefer the screw terminals over spades
12-16-2012 09:19 AM
Originally Posted by mj View Post
looks like off/on/on rather then typical on/off/on judging by the terminal orientation at the rear
Guess you could use it for headlights off low high?
12-16-2012 09:06 AM
Originally Posted by painter66 View Post
So I was looking at the stuff here The very best custom waterproof backlit switch panels What the hell is a progressive toggle switch?
looks like off/on/on rather then typical on/off/on judging by the terminal orientation at the rear
12-16-2012 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by jkwebb02 View Post
does anyone have a source for these breakers at a descent price
Quick Connect Push Button Circuit Breakers - Inch
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