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Old 07-06-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Heyyy wassup RCU.recently i thought about connecting my starter box to a regular car battery or even a motorcycle battery cuz its lighter.but im having trouble to even start this little project can anybody give me some advice or ideas on how to do this.any suggestions or idea would be really appreciated!!
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well your going to want to upgrade the wiring to take advantage of the extra amperage. You'll probably want to use at least a 12 gauge wire or even a 10 gauge wire.
You'll also want to beef up the contacts since the stock contacts have a tendency to heat up since they are pretty restrictive to the flow of current.

Use the highest quality connectors you can get as well as good quality wire.

I did my box a few years ago Just by upgrading the wire and the contacts it improved the performance of the box by quite a bit. the stock wiring is very restrictive to the flow of current and robs a lot of power that the motor could otherwise make use of.
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well your going to want to upgrade the wiring to take advantage of the extra amperage. You'll probably want to use at least a 12 gauge wire or even a 10 gauge wire.
You'll also want to beef up the contacts since the stock contacts have a tendency to heat up since they are pretty restrictive to the flow of current.

Use the highest quality connectors you can get as well as good quality wire.

I did my box a few years ago Just by upgrading the wire and the contacts it improved the performance of the box by quite a bit. the stock wiring is very restrictive to the flow of current and robs a lot of power that the motor could otherwise make use of.
would you be able to give me a idea of how you set up your box?
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how many post are you gonna make about this.

It is real simple:
two wires, one hot one not

You can simply buy one of these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMTZ5&P=7

Or to make it really universal
install one of these:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHZE5&P=7
use the above cable and replace the tamiya connector with banana clips
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how many post are you gonna make about this.

It is real simple:
two wires, one hot one not
i also would also like to install the charger for the glow igniter.
i was thinkin about the jumpers and it made sense i just wasnt sure if it would burn or not
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The best way is to rewire the box useing a
30amp relay, 12ga. wire, and Deans connectors.
I posted a how-to on re-wireing a starterbox with
these features a while back. It is in the Off-Road
section of this site. Look for a thread titled "Ofna
Truggie Box". This way you don't draw a big amount
of amperage through the on-off switch or the bump
switch. Good luck.
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would you be able to give me a idea of how you set up your box?

I pretty much gutted the starter box and re-wired the whole thing including the motor (wouldn't advise doing this unless you willing to take the risk of it not working anymore).
I replaced the on/off switch with an automotive on/off switch to handle the amperage.
Also replaced the wire with 12 gauge wire (left over from another project).

Routed the negative wire from the battery directly to the motor.
The positive wire from the battery goes first to the on/off switch then from there to the contact switch, after the contact switch on to the motor.

this is a simplified explanation if you wish to wire in the front power panel run the negative wire directly to the battery and the positive wire to the on/off switch so that when the switch is in the off position you get no power to the power panel. (the power panel will drain your battery over time if you don't wire it this way)

If you have the banana jacks on the side of your box wire them directly to the battery this way you can power anything directly from the 12V battery.
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