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Old 04-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #6469 (permalink)
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OK, I need a plan for the wiring now. If I got orange 2gauge cable, then it would be "SAE" compliant I think. Here's my plan (so I can test each controller):
3 cables coming out of the controller will be around 3 feet long (from the point of connection inside the controller). They will be orange. All 3 must connect to the Motor Plus.

Here's the fuzzy part (but I'll sound assertive. Feel free to tell me to do something else):
3 cables will come out of the controller, and will all need to be connected to battery pack plus (maybe connect all 3 of them to a big fat 4/0 cable that runs to the battery pack plus). The lugs will protrude around 3-4 inches past the end cap, so I can use metal end caps with cable glands.

3 cables will come out of the controller , and will all need to be connected to battery pack NEGATIVE (maybe connect all 3 of them to a big fat 4/0 cable that runs to the battery pack NEGATIVE). The lugs will protrude around 3-4 inches past the end cap, so I can use metal end caps with cable glands.

You will need to connect Motor negative (a big fat 4/0 gauge cable) to battery pack negative (or to the 3 cables in the previous paragraph).

All of the cable coming out of the controller will be orange #2, terminated with #2 lugs with 5/16" holes.

I'm just running that up the flag pole, to see if anyone solutes it. If they do, then I'll find the necessary amounts needed, and beg and plead for the funds to buy it. haha.
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