Originally Posted by grow nerd
I think Kung POW!!! did a thread or few on this, nearly identical... also there is a (copied) tutorial from some online hydro store that shows similar.
Kung POW!!! did a DIY on a flip flop and it's here https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=35561
unless you are talking about something else. All of the DIY's that I have found on ICM have been on flip flops only. They are installed in a basic metal component box. What I am trying to build is a sub panel that can also act as a flip flop. The difference is that i want to have overload protection, hence the circuit breakers. I would be using an actual sub panel box that has bus bars. All of the flip flops I've seen don't have any circuit beakers or bus bars. I really don't even need a flip flop at this time but since it would probably be an easy addition (just add a few relays), I figured why not show how to add that feature.
If you look at the picture below, you'll see the circuit breaker right on the front of the box. I haven't seen this on any of the flip flop tutorials that I have seen.
I guess I could be overcomplicating this. Maybe I could connect a flip flop directly into a breaker in my main panel but my intent was to run a wire to a standard range outlet that install in my grow room and from there, I can connect the sub panel that I've built. That way if one of the breakers trip, I don't have to go to my main panel to reset it.