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Homemade Switchbox for my Liquid De-Icing Setup

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by BSDeality, Jan 16, 2007.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    Finally made some progress on the brains of my setup.

    The Master On/off is on the right "safety switch". The 4 center switches control which solenoids open up on the bar, (Left wing, Left Center, Right Center, Right Wing). The left Safety switch is for the 5th solenoid which will open up the de-icing spray bar. I use a 6way connector I found at Radioshack for the solenoid wires + ground. There are seperate power/ground wires hidden inside the loom which I still have to wire up seperately.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsdeality/360157301/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/360157301_2f992f8f33.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Switch Box" /></a>

    here's the Master On, and L + R Centers also On
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsdeality/360157302/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/152/360157302_63211fd007.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Safety Switch In Action" /></a>

    The 6way plug has a matching end which will go to a 7way RV trailer style plug in the bed. From there I will plug in the matching trailer end to the solenoids. This allows easy disconnects when I want to pull the setup out.
  2. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    looks sweet how about the whole set up.... i really like those red covers on the switches kinda like topgun!!!!!! but with liquid
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    That looks very good for a homemade box...:nod:
  4. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    thanks, The rest of the parts (solenoids, tips and nozzle bodies) are supposed to come in today via UPS. My fingers are crossed, looks like we might get some action on Friday morning. I have pictures of some test-pics of the rig under the Ice Mgmt section.

    Here is the link
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    UPS delivered the solenoids and half of my tips today. I'll be working on this today trying to get something together. I'll put more pictures in the other thread to keep them in one spot.