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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.61 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.0.33 i586)
Subject: Re: Relays
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 04:31:22 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 21:31:22 PDT
Bob Wilson wrote:
> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> email@example.com says...
> >Is it possible to obtain 12 volt 400 amp relays?
> >Any help would be appreciated.
> Yes. You have one in your car. It is called the "starter solenoid".
The great thing in this case is that Ford used a firewall or fender
mounted starter relay for many years after everybody else moved it to
the starter itself and made the solenoid move the starter gear. Ford
used a rather odd split core starter to do the gear engagement and used
the relay to connect the starter and short the ignition ballast long
after they quit using the Bendix drive.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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