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Old 10-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #120 (permalink)
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The Anderson connector takes a fair amount of force to open or close. Any mechanical way of doing it may be better than by hand, as half the trick is just how you grab onto the thing.
I don't know if the hood release would have enough "throw", but it would be a cool reuse of something already in the car.

I never wired pin 1 up to the microswitch of the potentiometer. I always just used it as the power in, which was controlled by a relay to the key. Turn the key, the controller turns on.
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