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Hi All, my Iota 55A charger is here! There was much rejoicing.

I took one look at the terminals and tried to figure out what kind of driver I need to tighten them. Its sure not an alan wrench.

Also, how do you connect it electrically? Did you install an electrical outlet and just plug it in, or did you hack the plug off and wire it trhough a junction box? Can I open it and replace the power cord?

I know it needs a dedicated AC circuit, got that covered. Instructions say it draws 13A with a max of 15A, which is perfect for the panel I bought that has 3 15A breakers.

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The terminals change over time. I have 2 Iotas...DLS45/IQ4 and DLS55/IQ4. Both have slotted bolts. Slip the charging cables in, tighten with a screwdriver.

I note that some dealers are selling special connections, so the terminal types may have changed significantly. See, e.g., IOTA Battery Chargers
Part-way down the page you'll see special lugs for $2.75 each. Don't know if these will fit your model.

Don't skimp on wire size or quality.

Don't forget you need a fuse or breaker on the positive wire; for a DLS55 you need something in the range of 70-75A. ANL fuses are convenient. So, too, are the MAXI fuseholders/fuses by Blue Sea Systems...they'll take a 70A fuse.

Best to install an AC outlet near the charger, and plug it in.

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The terminals change over time. I have 2 Iotas...DLS45/IQ4 and DLS55/IQ4. Both have slotted bolts. Slip the charging cables in, tighten with a screwdriver.

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Don't forget you need a fuse or breaker on the positive wire; for a DLS55 you need something in the range of 70-75A. ANL fuses are convenient. So, too, are the MAXI fuseholders/fuses by Blue Sea Systems...they'll take a 70A fuse.
Thanks Bill, turns out they need a #2 box driver. How they decided upon that I'll never know.

I did forget the fuse, thanks!

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