It is definitely not AC. Well actually it IS drawing power from a wall outlet but I have a "whatever" in the middle to lessen the voltage-turns AC to DC. Not sure if my jargon is even close to correct there.
I understand your concern on the water, it is an issue with all aquariums, you just have to take proper precautions.
Far as the shock on my end. It will be unplugged when I remove the hood. So no shocking it I were to touch. If I forget it will be a good reminder.
The placement of connections is under the hood and on top of the stand. They will not be exposed unless the hood is removed so stray hands are not an issue. Neither R kids for that matter.
You say 2 tabs as opposed to 1-gtk I thought the 3 seemed odd.
You said: The 3-wire setup is really more than anything to allow typical AC wiring which you didn't explain if planning to do, hot-neutral-ground. Not going with AC.
You said: I mention battery, because if you use some 12V fans,... what significance does this have? I am using 12V not battery, is this an issue?
I have not checked your link, but will do so shortly, I just wanted to clarify some stuff first. I'd like to hear your explanation on the last comment. It almost seemed you were recommending a battery feed over 12V. PLZ explain.
And THANK YOU for your input!
I checked the link u sent-
All it was was some banter about the real definition of aquariums and vivariums.
It did mention the original poster liked to recycle things-which Is "I" to a T. I LOVE to modify!
Didn't put this under ask for clarification...oops!
I'm not positive on where I should have posted this....let me explain.
I have an aquarium hood made of oak and wish to wire 6 fans into it's sides. 3 on each end or my light. 1 blowing in and the other pulling the air out. Thing is this will be put into a "removable" hood. I do not want to hard wire it. A friend who has a lot more experience than I suggested I do something along the lines of hard wiring 3 tabs made out of brass on each side. Doing the same thing on the hood so that when the hood is on the connection is complete but when you remove the hood you break the connection. Unfortunately this idea fell through as he said I would need something spring mounted to connect-not sure about this (as long as the connections r touching isn't that enough?). The other issue is that he said I would need 3 tabs on either side. I get the reasoning with normal wiring-hot, neutral, ground, but this is 18g wire for a computer and only has hot n neutral-so do I really need to do this?
Can I make a connection with just brass tabs somehow wired to the power?
Do I need 3 even though the line I am using only has hot n neutral?
Can't wait to hear any responses I might get. It's an odd project.