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Old 08-14-2016, 09:15 PM   #11
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Sounds like it's spliced into the negative line (but not between batteries, huh Norty? lol ) But where do I locate the disconnect switch?.....on the A frame, on the battery box? Mounting inside the front basement storage sounds good but I hesitate to drill holes.
What did you all do? Have any pics to share?

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Old 08-15-2016, 06:03 AM   #12
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Battery Disconnect Switch



I put mine on the battery box, it seems to be working out pretty well.


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Old 08-15-2016, 06:09 AM   #13
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If the switch is not IP67 rated (water proof 3 feet for 30 minutes) you need to protect it from the elements. Ideal; you put it in a storage bay or a box if hung from the frame. How you wire it depends on what you are trying to accomplish.
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Mine is in an enclosed hatch. I used the "knife" type and it was as easy as attaching it to the neg. battery terminal then moving the cable to the other side of the switch.

Err, once I got it on the right battery.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:25 AM   #15
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You definitely want to connect it on the negative line by default. Would need more info to answer the other questions. I'm putting mine in the pass through storage immediately behind the battery. You could I guess also get the cheaper 'throw' switch variety that connects directly to the negative terminal of each battery. This is a super easy, old school approach.
Just curious, why do you feel it is better to disconnect the negative, rather than the positive? It seems to me that it would not make any difference.
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Mine is in an enclosed hatch. I used the "knife" type and it was as easy as attaching it to the neg. battery terminal then moving the cable to the other side of the switch.

Err, once I got it on the right battery.
I like the knife switches. In fact unless you spend at least $50.00 on a good quality enclosed switch your knife switch is best choice.

I personally have tested to failure almost every battery switch that is made on planet earth. We did this before designing ours. The cheap ones are constructed with thermo-plastics and very low grade materials in general. They are designed to compete on price point alone. I design battery switches and disconnects (there is a difference) for long distance trucks and refueling trucks.

When I get some time I am going to replace the cheap one on my Pinnacle with the Shallco disconnect switch.

Just for clarity on an unfinished point above.

A switch is designed to break maximum current as it's normal use. A disconnect is designed to break the circuit once the load has been reduced by turning everything off and then disconnecting the battery. Your knife device is a disconnect not intended to switch a load.
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Located mine on the battery box as well. Click image for larger version

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Thanks all for the info and the pics. I think I'll go ahead and mount mine on one of the battery boxes outside.

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