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Old 06-25-2016, 01:00 PM   #1
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Electrical question

I have a 2016 XLR hyper lite 29hfs. I am trying to find out what the battery on/off switch on the side of the bed is for. My trailer is set up for a generator but I do not have a generator installed. I was told by someone that the switch was to disconnect the battery from the trailer to save the battery from running down when stored. When the switch is off or on my 12volt lights, etc still work. I thought the switch was bad and disconnected it to check and my 12volt stuff still worked. This is without any other power on the trailer of course. Any help.
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:14 PM   #2
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The switch turns off the battery. The smoke detectors and interior lights will not work unless the key is in and turned to the on position. Saves draining the battery. We do not have a generator.
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Old 06-26-2016, 07:10 PM   #3
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Well, my wiring must be messed up since I can pull one wire off that switch and the battery still powers the lights and detectors.
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:39 AM   #4
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Forgot, but if you plug it in I know shore power supercedes the switch, I cannot remember if the trailer wire to the truck superceded it.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:30 AM   #5
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All my issues have been with no other source of power except the battery. Thanks
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:04 PM   #6
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My works as it does disconnect the 12 volt power, but if you have shore 110 power plugged in the converter is back feeding to everything so your 12 volt stuff will work regardless if disconnect key is on or off.
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:15 PM   #7
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I do not have shore power connected!! I don't have any other power connected except the battery!!
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:36 PM   #8
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I helped a member a year or more back. The factory or dealer placed a short "jumper" across the battery cutoff cables at the block / breakers on the trailer front ... down low ... essentially disabling the switch. Check to see if there is a wire/cable with both ends terminating on that distribution block. Maybe a photo showing that block will help us help you.
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:43 PM   #9
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Thank you. I will let you know.
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