buy a street charger
Yeah it IS quite a bit of wiring. And there aren't that many 2-pump set-ups that use 12 solenoids either. But I've been using this same style since around '95-96 and it works great.Originally posted by socapots@Oct 8 2003, 11:18 PM
now dats one good idea...
alot of wiring.. but a good idea none the less.
No, untold horror stories. Unless you count the fact that as I was trying to build it (7 or 8 years ago) I did go through about 30 fuses trying to get things right; but that's just a part of designing something new. I'm a designer so I typically build for failure. So I pretty much know the worst that can happen. At this point, the worst thing that can happen is I forget to turn the main switch off and the solenoid stops working. That's why I have a second solenoid in that spot as a back-up. The only other thing is that if that solenoid sticks closed and the charging is on, it could possibly start trying to charge 24 volts (as you mentioned). And of course it's seriously fused to keep this from happening. And as far as isolation goes, of course I have a battery isolator between the batteries and my alternator. And again, of course, this is seriously fused. I could go on about all of the "safety" features I have built into this thing, but it would take too long. But if you want to know something specific, let me know.Originally posted by 1LOWCHERO@Oct 9 2003, 08:32 PM
Good idea, but lacks mechanical dependability. Charge batts traditional way, or get a Streetcharger. I dont trust relays/solenoids in hydraulics very much, why would I want them to isolate high voltage from my car system, tooo risky. I'm sure there are untold horror stories involved too. But it is a good idea.....