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Since I'm too cheap to buy one of the IVAC switches for my DC, I decided to make a homemade version. Hopefully, it's over specified and, therefore, will have a long service life. The simple diagram shows the wiring.

As an aside, you can activate the Contactor with a simple $10 remote Christmas light control and have your own remote DC control with a heavy duty switch.

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Great little circuit, and thanks for the links.

I can't believe how highly reviewed that contactor is, considering the price! Great resource, thanks for the ideas

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Kingspoint? I know what that is.

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nope, work for an oil major for the past 24 or so years.

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I built a heavy duty high current remote switch using a cheap remote for Christmas lights and a heavy contactor. It can handle a 60 amp load. Did tis for about $30.00.

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Thank you very much for putting a pdf and links for us together.

True altruism.

I will be building this ASAP.

None of the ones on the market I have seen handle over 12 or 14 amps.


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I built a heavy duty high current remote switch using a cheap remote for Christmas lights and a heavy contactor. It can handle a 60 amp load. Did tis for about $30.00.
Use the Christmas light control to energize the contactor coil and you've got it. Just buy the Christmas light control at the end of season when they're clearing the shelves of holiday stuff. They're really cheap at that time.
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Thank you very much for putting a pdf and links for us together.

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I will be building this ASAP.

None of the ones on the market I have seen handle over 12 or 14 amps.
I had the same problem finding a solution and enjoyed making something that worked.
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They can be found any day of the year on amazon for abt. $15.00

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Use the Christmas light control to energize the contactor coil and you've got it. Just buy the Christmas light control at the end of season when they're clearing the shelves of holiday stuff. They're really cheap at that time.

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They can be found any day of the year on amazon for abt. $15.00
No argument. There's also two and three unit remotes for nearly the same price that can handle shop-vacs and are handy around the shop for low current loads.

But, after Christmas Lowes and Home Depot sells them for less than $10, so I pick-up one or two and eventually discover what current loads they can handle.
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