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Re: (ET) wiring
Thanks for the feedback on this question. The auto parts store determined
that the battery interconnects were #4, so I upgraded them to #2. I'm
#4 for the power connections between the PTO and Main contactors and
AllTrax, although the shunt for the power meter is #6, which carries the
current from the main disconnect to the PTO contactor (the post of which is
serving as the tie point for main power to the main contactor, which then
supplies the motor on the conversion)! I'm thinking the original wires to
the PTO socket are #6 and to the accessory socket are #8, I might upgrade
those by one gauge if the wires fit into the sockets, as well.
Again, thanks for the input.
E15HA in the midst of AllTrax conversion
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Jim Coate
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2006 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: (ET) wiring
Tim Humphrey wrote:
> Yes, it would work well in an ET. It's basically 6-8 gauge welding
I noticed a reference in the Homeowner's Manual to 6 gauge wire being
used for the cables to the various contactors so that falls right in line.
That means using 4 gauge would be the upgrade path.
To keep things in perspective, full scale on the power use meter is
nominally 150 amps.
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1998 Chevy S-10 NiMH BEV
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