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BECAUSE WHEN THE BATTERIES START DYING AND THE VOLTAGE DROPS, IT WILL CAUSE YOUR SOLENOIDS TO STICK BECAUSE THEY DONT OPEN FAST ENOUGH, AND BASICALLY THE CONTACTS INSIDE GET SPOT WELDED TOGETHER.
 

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Originally posted by STLHYDRO@Dec 10 2003, 01:27 PM
WHAT IF YOU HOOK THAT 12 VOLT POWER TO THE CAR BATTERY
I WOULDNT RECOMMEND IT, BECAUSE WITH 12 VOLTS ITS STILL OPENS TOO SLOW.
 

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Originally posted by ogcaddy+Dec 10 2003, 11:07 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ogcaddy @ Dec 10 2003, 11:07 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--STLHYDRO@Dec 10 2003, 01:27 PM
WHAT IF YOU HOOK THAT 12 VOLT POWER TO THE CAR BATTERY
I WOULDNT RECOMMEND IT, BECAUSE WITH 12 VOLTS ITS STILL OPENS TOO SLOW.[/b][/quote]
and the dumps need 24 volts to be able to open properly... especially if you happen to overlock it. Most delta style dumps are 12v and the extra voltage makes them react faster and be stronger opening... some dumps, however run at 24v and higher, and that gets into more wiring... ;) ;)
 

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Originally posted by STLHYDRO@Dec 10 2003, 01:27 PM
WHAT IF YOU HOOK THAT 12 VOLT POWER TO THE CAR BATTERY
I've been running my switch box, all 8 dumps and all 11 of my solenoids off of a separate 12-volt battery for years. It works perfectly.
 
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