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Old 12-30-2016, 06:34 AM   #1
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Mystery electrical switch

I have a 2012 Chaparral Lite 267RLS . I noticed that there is a red battery switch in the left storage compartment . When I turn it off all the 12 volt lights etc still work. Does anyone know what this switch does?
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I have a 2012 Chaparral Lite 267RLS . I noticed that there is a red battery switch in the left storage compartment . When I turn it off all the 12 volt lights etc still work. Does anyone know what this switch does?
Are you still connected to shore power, when doing this?
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Does it look like this?



I have it inside the left door of the basement storage compartment of my lite.
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Yes looks like that. Do you know what it does?
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Are you still connected to shore power, when doing this?
I have checked it both ways and I do not know what it does.
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It's a battery disconnect switch.

http://www.marinepartssource.com/new...5H8xoC_UPw_wcB
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It is indeed a battery disconnect switch but it does not disconnect every 12 volt circuit.

IF you are plugged in then most if not all devices will work, light Tv ECT.
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I am aware that it is a battery disconnect switch but I can find nothing that shuts off.
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As many people have stated if you are plugged in to shore power you won't notice anything not working
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I am aware that it is a battery disconnect switch but I can find nothing that shuts off.
It disconnects the batteries from your power system.

When it's off
  • If you're plugged into shore power, 12 V stuff will work but your batteries will not be charged by your converter.
  • If you're not plugged into shore power, nothing will work.
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It disconnects the batteries from your power system.

When it's off
  • If you're plugged into shore power, 12 V stuff will work but your batteries will not be charged by your converter.
  • If you're not plugged into shore power, nothing will work.
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