Hi Tah,We are at the stage of our build where we are making up harnesses and connectors to our contactors and controller.
I have seen a few cars with "black boxes" full of connections but I am wondering what others are using to make connections.
It seems like terminal strips are not the best for an exposed application. Are weather-pack connectors a good way to go?
(We have 9 EV200 contactors with position contacts for a total of 36 connections to make, plus the controller wires to the key switch, all going under the dash about 6 ft away)
Why in the world would you have 9 Kilovacs?
On the control wiring, terminal strips are nice for your first go-around. Lets you change things easily and gives you test points to check when stuff happens you don't expect, or vice versa.
For the road worthy edition, I use Delphi Packard Metri-Pack connectors. Like these: http://order.waytekwire.com/products/M50/320/550/400/11 This gives you a weather resistant automotive look easy to assemble, route and disassemble.
In enclosed areas and to mate with Curtis and Sevcon controllers, I use Molex Mini-Fit Jr plugs, pins and sockets.
On high end stuff (and high voltage) I use Cannon metal shell Mil style connectors. But these are expensive. These are available for signal and power lines.
For regular power connectors, I use Anderson Power Products. SB style.