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post #1 of 6 Old 02-25-2010, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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Amperage rating question

I am putting in a second battery.
Off that battery is a fuse block ( from a wrecker).
All the electrical mods will come off that fuseblock to keep them separate from the factory wiring.
I have a forklift plug on the front bumper so jumper cables can be "plugged in" without opening the hood.
I want to use a relay so the cables are only "live" when the button is being pressed. I found a relay rated 80 amps but I don't know if that is a high enough rating for the application. Batteries have 800 CCA.
I don't understand how the two numbers are connected?
Can someone help me out?
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post #2 of 6 Old 02-25-2010, 06:22 PM
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You don't want a relay, you want a solenoid.

If you want to use it to its full potential buy a Albright. They are used on electric carts. One can take the place of most places that use multiple solenoids.

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OK. I've googled Solenoids and looked at the Albright site. I couldn't find anything called a solenoid on the site. Some or their switches may be it but I'm still not smart enough to know what rating to buy.

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Sorry, they sometimes call them Contactors. What you need is a contactor that is operated with 12vdc and can carry a high current.

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http://stingerelectronics.com/produc...Isolator/Relay

Stinger accessories for exactly what you're looking at. Not cheap, but great quality!

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That's great. But do I really need on rated for 600 - 800 AMPS?

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