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Unread 01-22-2014, 03:32 PM   #11
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The "best" place that I've seen these mounted is above the motor, in between the driver and passenger. That way the three large wires that go from the unit to the motor will be the shortest they can be, and you will only need one longer wire to travel to your controller. (Assuming your controller is mounted under the right thigh of the passenger.)

When I installed mine I just "slapped" in into the spot where the existing F\R switch was because that was quick and easy. It was hunting season and my F\R switch fried and I needed a fix. It's all working well and after the season is over I plan to move the contactor, install 2.0 welding wire (instead of the 2ga. welding wire that I now have). That way I'll have not only a MASSIVE CONTACT F\R SWITCH.....BUT I WILL ALSO HAVE FRANKENSTINE TYPE MASSIVE WIRES that will crush small Toyota's and fry baby chipmunks.

Anyway......that's the plan.

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Unread 01-22-2014, 10:34 PM   #12
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The best place to mount it is where the OBC is located. This, however, requires the OBC to be deleted and thrown in the garbage can.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 07:18 AM   #13
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Thanks Dawg, so I guess if I delete the OBC I need a new charger? I just installed a 72volt 700 amp fsip so maybe this spring summer I need to go 72 volt. ? I'm assuming these reverse contactors are 72 volt compatable? then I just need charger and re do batt tray?
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Thanks Dawg, so I guess if I delete the OBC I need a new charger? I just installed a 72volt 700 amp fsip so maybe this spring summer I need to go 72 volt. ? I'm assuming these reverse contactors are 72 volt compatable? then I just need charger and re do batt tray?
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Assume nothing. You can buy 72v contactors or you use a 36 or 48v unit.
The voltage we are discussing refers to the activation circuit not the current that passes through the main contacts. At the main contacts the current is measured in amps not volts. You can run a 36v contactor in a 72v cart so long as the activation circuit sees only 36v. A simple thing to do really.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 12:58 PM   #15
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Assume nothing. You can buy 72v contactors or you use a 36 or 48v unit.
The voltage we are discussing refers to the activation circuit not the current that passes through the main contacts. At the main contacts the current is measured in amps not volts. You can run a 36v contactor in a 72v cart so long as the activation circuit sees only 36v. A simple thing to do really.
And there you have your answer!
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This super duty contactor that ScottyB sells is no joke... just got mine today. Thing is massive and must weigh 8 lbs! no more weak link for me!
going through install instructions... very detailed.
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Unread 01-23-2014, 09:52 PM   #17
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This super duty contactor that ScottyB sells is no joke... just got mine today. Thing is massive and must weigh 8 lbs! no more weak link for me!
going through install instructions... very detailed.
Amen. I had to start shipping them in a separate box. Some USPS employee (overlooked NBA star) slamdunked one of my packages and the superduty contactor annihilated the controller Lesson learned
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Amen. I had to start shipping them in a separate box. Some USPS employee (overlooked NBA star) slamdunked one of my packages and the superduty contactor annihilated the controller Lesson learned
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Amen. I had to start shipping them in a separate box. Some USPS employee (overlooked NBA star) slamdunked one of my packages and the superduty contactor annihilated the controller Lesson learned
. . . mental note . . . don't pack eggs in same bag as gallon of milk . . .
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