Installing soon, lotsa trivial questions, reassurance...:)thx
Should I be using a contactor or solid state relay switch when I wire this up? I was planning to use a 40 amp fuse (was 30A fuse with old 36V sla) and also read that a solid state relay might be better than a contactor since the amperage isn't that high and they draw less pwr to operate and have a little delay (benefit over fuse as well). The controller outputs 40amp (prob running around 30A once setup) so I should use a relay or fuse?
If a relay is worth having, would someone take a look at this one (275 6 pole model) to see if it's what I need?
It's rated 25amp at 28V DC and I assume there's headroom for my requirements, full specs here - http://www.deltrol-controls.com/files/rel270.pdf
Also once I power the controller for the first time with the included resistor(s) it should be pulled from the line and not needed again? How long would the small resistors in the controller hold their power without a load? I've only precharged on a 1F cap, and the first time is the only time you need to use a resistor unless it's discharged for long storage.
Lastly I notice most people using single Anderson connectors. Is there a disconnect sequence after the controller has had power? Or any reason not to just use their storage battery connector with power and ground on one plug? I think I have a 175A grey one from a amplifier on a sub-box audio install from way back.
I want to get to the electrical wholesaler and stereo shop for some good multi-strand wiring today if I can make time. Is 8ga overkill for the motor? I'm hoping they have a roll of 10ga blk.
Thx for your input! If you notice I had my power switch on handlebars in pics section that's cuz I blew my old controller wiring it back up in a hurry and end of last season I had full on or off only. I won't get fooled again