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Electricals question

Postby Reece » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:20 pm

I have an electrical question that hopefully means something to someone. My truck was a self-build (not me) and I have never really got my head around the electrical system. It has a generator and a hook-up point. It seems it was built in such a way that it uses the physical presence of the hookup electrical lead in the socket (i.e. the lead's flip-up lid) to push a switch / close a circuit (maybe on a relay). The seller said something about it cutting off the circuit from the generator to stop electrocution or something. Does this sort of setup ring a bell for anyone?

The problem I have is that the tiny little switch the flip lid is meant to push against is a bit temperamental and takes some wiggling and fiddling to push it in. So electrical hook up doesn't work. I'd like to replace this setup with something sensible that does work but I have no idea what that would be.

Thanks!

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Re: Electricals question

Postby 2disability » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:07 pm

Can I suggest you speak to Ian at Motorcraft Conversions, his number is on his web page. He is really helpful.

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Re: Electricals question

Postby Reece » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:40 pm

Thanks for the reply. He was a bit far away from me so managed to gather an answer on facebook. I think the whole point of the original setup is to ensure the hookup point isn't live when the generator is on. So I am going to rewire it with a 3 position changeover switch.
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