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Old 11-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #31
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The diagram shows two legs (Hot A / Hot B) being controlled and the third set of wires from the switch is the coil. Because the contactor I wound up with is 3 pole, I'll also control the neutral.from it even though the drawing doesn't show it.

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:36 AM   #32
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Thanks, that makes sense now. I am just getting all my stuff together to build my box. I bought a 3 pole contactor because I wanted to break all three legs in case there is a incorrectly wired outlet somewhere in my shop that I haven't found yet. Like you, I was suprised on how big the 3 pole 50 amp contactors are compared to the 2 pole 30 amp ones. I may have to get a bigger box than the 12X12X8 that I picked up at HD.

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Old 11-24-2012, 10:53 AM   #33
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It'll be tight but you might be good.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #34
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Progress. SWMBO isn't too fond of having no dining room table, but it's cold in the garage!

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:53 AM   #35
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Are you saving any space by using all (mostly) DIN products? Seems like if your doing a Kal clone it would be quite a bit of difference space wise using DIN mount.

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Old 11-24-2012, 04:08 PM   #36
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The DIN is great because I can adjust locations as I figure out what goes where, and I can clip on extra components quickly, pull them out to wire up, and clip them back. Ease of installation is the primary advantage. As far as space, they sit up a few mm higher than if you bolted them straight to the back plate, so no saving there. Install is easy though. I used 3 screws per rail, so 9 total holes in the back plate for the ability to mount everything I need.

So, in short - do whatever makes you happy. I'm glad I wound up with DIN mountable components.

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The DIN is great because I can adjust locations as I figure out what goes where, and I can clip on extra components quickly, pull them out to wire up, and clip them back. Ease of installation is the primary advantage. As far as space, they sit up a few mm higher than if you bolted them straight to the back plate, so no saving there. Install is easy though. I used 3 screws per rail, so 9 total holes in the back plate for the ability to mount everything I need.

So, in short - do whatever makes you happy. I'm glad I wound up with DIN mountable components.
Using DIN mountable components change which PID's you used?
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Progress on the wiring is slow. Cut wire, crimp ring, solder, install. I'll focus on cleaning up the routing when it's done.

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