Gutted A/C Disconnect as Flasher Housing?

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Old 09-30-13, 07:30 PM
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Gutted A/C Disconnect as Flasher Housing?

I have a Cutler-Hammer 30A unfused pullout style disconnect that I have no plans on re-using. Would there be anything wrong with using the enclosure to house a flasher I purchased and the triacs? Everything fits in rather nicely.
 
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Old 09-30-13, 07:57 PM
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Sounds like a plan to me. I cannot think of a problem other than maybe heat. Is heat an issue?
 
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Sounds like the perfect use for an old enclosure.
 
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Great! Now all I need to do is pick out my triacs and get them shipped in!

Also, what would the best way to feed receptacles from this? I'm thinking 4 12/3 cords with the ends cut off all in one compression connector, but I'm not sure.
 
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Just curious what is the flasher for? I made one years ago using relays (For a 3 section R-Y-G traffic light) but when the relays failed I ordered a Lights to Go T3 Sequencer a lot simpler and it fits inside the signal
 
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The flasher is to feed some chasing S14 lights around my porch, and eventually a waving Santa and deer feet.

Here's the flasher:
http://www.galco.com/techdoc/ssac/sc4120a_cp.pdf
 
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