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Posted: 08/11/19 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Are you saying the house circuits are unfused?

BTW you may catch more flies with honey, than with vinegar.

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I have determined that the re-lay/ solenoid has one large post which is a hot terminal at all times, it is used as a distribution bus of many house circuits.


WTF, I never said that house circuits are unfused. I said that usually the wire switched is the hot wire, which is why he shows no voltage at the small wires of the solenoid. The FUSED WIRE goes to one side of the switch and when the switch is closed the power is fed to the solenoid. If he took a resistance reading of the two small wires one would show an open and the other would show a short to ground. The open wire would have the 12 volts on it when the switch is thrown to boost.

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Posted: 08/11/19 03:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tom/Barb wrote:

It is the 2 small posts that are my concern. neither is hot with the obvious wires connected.

we have 1 wire that is not marked, it is neither a ground or 12volt hot..
As long as there is no voltage present I assume the 12+ is switched. s/b safe to check continuity to ground.


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Posted: 08/11/19 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

why are you replying to a message directed to Tom/Barb?


rgatijnet1 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Are you saying the house circuits are unfused?

BTW you may catch more flies with honey, than with vinegar.

Tom/Barb wrote:

I have determined that the re-lay/ solenoid has one large post which is a hot terminal at all times, it is used as a distribution bus of many house circuits.


WTF, I never said that house circuits are unfused. I said that usually the wire switched is the hot wire, which is why he shows no voltage at the small wires of the solenoid. The FUSED WIRE goes to one side of the switch and when the switch is closed the power is fed to the solenoid. If he took a resistance reading of the two small wires one would show an open and the other would show a short to ground. The open wire would have the 12 volts on it when the switch is thrown to boost.



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Posted: 08/11/19 03:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

why are you replying to a message directed to Tom/Barb?


rgatijnet1 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Are you saying the house circuits are unfused?

BTW you may catch more flies with honey, than with vinegar.

Tom/Barb wrote:

I have determined that the re-lay/ solenoid has one large post which is a hot terminal at all times, it is used as a distribution bus of many house circuits.


WTF, I never said that house circuits are unfused. I said that usually the wire switched is the hot wire, which is why he shows no voltage at the small wires of the solenoid. The FUSED WIRE goes to one side of the switch and when the switch is closed the power is fed to the solenoid. If he took a resistance reading of the two small wires one would show an open and the other would show a short to ground. The open wire would have the 12 volts on it when the switch is thrown to boost.


Sorry, like every other post, most people put the POST that they are replying to at the top of their comment.

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I'm not MOST people but I accept your apology.

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Tom/Barb wrote:

The battery boost feature that ties both house battery and chassis batteries together, Has a switch on my panel,When I push that switch does it send voltage to solenoid? or does it make a ground for that solenoid ?


Locate your battery boost solenoid. If it has a single control terminal, then it is almost certain to require a voltage applied to that terminal to activate. If it has two terminals, then one would be grounded by a wire and the other would be hot.....which one would be switched by the boost switch should be determined with a voltmeter.


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Posted: 08/11/19 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is going on? Why are we at each others throats? Aren't we trying to help each other, or is Russia changing out posts? LOL.


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Posted: 08/11/19 04:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Are you saying the house circuits are unfused?


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Posted: 08/11/19 04:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wildmanbaker wrote:

What is going on? Why are we at each others throats? Aren't we trying to help each other, or is Russia changing out posts? LOL.

Because many people can't read a post without injecting what they think you said..

might as well close this thread, already way off the rails.

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