Originally Posted by Mustang65
The reason for the battery to be disconnected after the SOLAR panels are disconnected and connected prior to connecting the SOLAR panels is because the SOLAR charge controller is powered by the batteries. The charge controller needs to be up and running to protect from the voltage/power spikes when connecting/disconnecting the SOLAR panels.
RVing with SOLAR
Now my question is this: Adding switches adds cost. And resistance to the wiring.
In the 8 years that I owned my TT, I have disconnected the batteries maybe twice? Does that justify disconnect switches, or would it be better to save a few bucks, have less chance of problems, and less resistance on a daily basis with straight wiring?
My thinking is that if I need to disconnect the battery, I can unscrew the positive terminal from the CC with a screw driver first - if that's needed only like every other year.
Am I missing something here?