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Old 08-24-2014, 07:32 PM   #1
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Battery disconnect

During the delivery of our TT I was told to disconnect the neg battery cable when storing to prevent discharge. Has anyone installed a cutoff switch to quick disconnect the battery? One came with my boat and is just a turn of a key instead of removing the battery cover and removing the cable. Seems much easier. Or are there any other suggestions?
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:43 PM   #2
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The Pinnacle FW and possibly others come with a battery disconnect switch so why not just add the switch.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
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Installed disconnect switch on our WhiteHawk.
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I just pull the fuse on the battery when storing for more than a few days (and not plugged in) to prevent battery drain.
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:08 AM   #5
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I have never had a need for a battery disconnect in the past. Now that we are leaving our Jayco in Az I am thinking it would be easier and faster than disconnecting the batteries.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:24 AM   #7
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Our Jayco Eagle already has the disconnect switch but I keep our unit plugged in anyway at home. It has come in handy however for troubleshooting problems.
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:32 AM   #8
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Installed disconnect switch on our WhiteHawk.
I installed the one in the pic because you can also see the locking straps that I placed around the batteries.....one can kill the batteries in case of an emergency with the switch because the batteries covers are locked on.
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Old 08-26-2014, 04:55 PM   #9
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Thanks for the input. I'll be putting one on.
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #10
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I installed the one in the pic because you can also see the locking straps that I placed around the batteries.....one can kill the batteries in case of an emergency with the switch because the batteries covers are locked on.
I just mine today. Plan to install friday
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