Registered: May 12th 2011 12:30 am
Loc: Upstate NY
I'm pretty sure they are gel, but i'd have to look at them to be sure. I asked the guys at the interstate battery dealer what I was looking for, and what I was using them for and got what they hooked me up with. I'm not much on an electrical guy, so I've been relying heavily on the advice of others....hopefully I got the right ones
Both the inverter, and the brass studs sound like great ideas...I might do both for the sake of convenience in the event I need one and the other is not functioning.
Registered: December 22nd 2000 12:00 pm
Loc: Dresden, Maine
Here is my poor excuse for a schematic, but it is simple enough that I think you can follow it.. the top part with the 6 connections is the DPDT toggle switch.
what the relay is doing is changing which circuit is grounded based on the ignition switch. when the ignition is off, 87A is grounded, thereby closing the circuit for the buzzer/warning light, when the ignition is on, it switches to 87, which opens the warning circuit, and closes (grounds) the green light.
parts... (click on them for product info/page) you need a Bosch 5 pin relay.. it has to have the 87A connector, the ones that come with fog lights don't normally have that pin. I used this one, from Amazon.com
I used 2 LED lights from http://www.allelectronics.com, and I also used a DPDT toggle, this on is ON/ON, but ON/OFF will work, this was just cheaper.
the buzzer i got at radio shack, you can install it in anything, i used an aluminum plate, which I will mount to my overhead console, and the safety cover for the toggle is optional, I liked it because it made it harder to accidentally turn on, and it looks cool :-) you can get those anywhere, even your local parts store most likely.