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Unread 04-14-2010, 09:44 AM   #1
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Question how to add relay advice on 48V precedent

i am going to install a 48V to 12V converter this weekend and after some research thought it might be nice to use a relay in conjunction with the ignition switch to turn the converter on and off. this will make sure accessories don't get turned on or left on accidentally.

My question is which relay to get and how to wire it up.
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Unread 04-14-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: how to add relay advice on 48V precedent

Why not hook it up to the solenoid? This would work.
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Default Re: how to add relay advice on 48V precedent

need to explain solenoid option in more depth for me.

where is it located and what wiring connections does it have?

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Why not hook it up to the solenoid? This would work.
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To each his own here, but I put another key type switch on our Precedent,
wired it into the 48 V input for the converter, and I can turn the converter off & on. Didn't want somebody messin' with the lights!

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Default Re: how to add relay advice on 48V precedent

Option 1) Tap power on at the solenoid, secondary side. Then run that wire to a 48v to 12 converter. When you turn key off the power to it turns off.

Option 2) take a solenoid mount where space allows, wire in parallel to switched solenoid, round a positive wire to one large terminal. Run the other.large side to converter.

Both will work but think option 1 would be the better choice.
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I have the same question, Is the solenoid route the most common? I have my converter connected to the pack directly. I just bought new batteries and thought there may be a better way?
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I have the same question, Is the solenoid route the most common? I have my converter connected to the pack directly. I just bought new batteries and thought there may be a better way?
Mine is connected to the pack and I use a separate switch for On and Off, not the ignition switch. The switch is mounted just left of the F&R switch.
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Im curious why you would not just hook it to the key switch?
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Im curious why you would not just hook it to the key switch?
I even have extra leads pulled in the harness groove on the floor that are not in use currently for future accessories... At that time I just wanted a separate option to turn off ALL 12v power even though the ignition switch is ON to completely separate both systems. But honestly it really should be on/off with the ignition since you can sometimes forget to turn it on... and with that... have no tail lights, etc. I hooked it up and never changed it... YET!
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Im curious why you would not just hook it to the key switch?
Don't you have to worry about the current draw? maybe the key switch can't handle the current of the acess.??
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