So, my "experience" with electrical work mainly consists of wiring a light fixture, light switches and install new receptacles around the house. Since each component of my Brutus build is essentially a switch (and follows pretty closely JLandin's awesome rig), I hope I'm on the right track. I'll be using a Honeywell furnace valve
(24VAC, .5A), the TS-13101 Love Controller
(110VAC, 16A) and Little Giant
pumps (115VAC, 2.4A).
I was planning on using this transformer
to step down to 24VAC for the furnace valves. Also, I'll be using 3 position switches to control the valves (auto, which will power the love controller, on, which will send current directly to the furnace valves, and off). I've also tried to design a circuit using inline fuses rated 125%-150% of the amprage of each component, but haven't used fuses before.
Since I can't read/draw a proper schematic, here's my wiring diagram (black = hot, blue = nuetral, green = ground):
Any comments/suggestions (other than "keep your day job") would be greatly appreciated. One specific question I had was whether the transformer I linked to above would work for this setup given that the valves will only require .5A; the transformer will output 20A. I wanted to make sure that the valves will only pull .5A and thus not blow my 1A fuses. Also, can I just use 12AWG for the whole circuit given that it shouldn't be using more than 20A? Or is there a reason to use smaller guage wire for the components that use less? Again, this is new territory for me, so any guidance would be great. Thanks!