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Old 10-05-2009, 11:04 PM   #118 (permalink)
bennelson
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Yeah, when I have the car parked for any significant amount of time, or while charging, I have a big Anderson disconnect that I unplug.

It's right between the most positive battery and the controller, so it kills all the power. It's handy to have for working on the batteries, knowing that all the power is killed.

It's a 350 amp connector, the biggest one that I have found in common usage. I still am toying with the idea of rigging the car so that pressing the clutch pedal pops open the Anderson connector.

It would work as both an emergency disconnect AND an anti-theft device!

The last photo in post #114 shows the Anderson connectors in the bottom left corner, show disconnected. I usually work on the car with those unplugged!
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