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Old 01-08-2016, 11:55 AM   #11
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Guys, thx very much for all the good info. Reference breakaway switch. Even if the switch is hooked directly to the battery and does not go through the cut off switch, is there juice there when trailer stationary? Interesting observation, because they replaced my breakaway switch recently when I had it in for servicing. Can't get it through my head why there would be current flowing here.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:06 PM   #12
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If the breakaway switch has been pulled (or is wired wrong?), it is supplying juice to your electric brakes and you could have damage there.


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Old 01-08-2016, 01:20 PM   #13
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The breakaway is a normally open contact. The black (usually) plunger has to be in place to maintain open ...meaning no voltage / current to the brakes unless the plunger is pulled. One side of the contact goes to +B the other side goes to the brake feed wire. If pulled and the battery is good, you shouldn't able to roll the trailer (brakes on) if not pulled trailer should roll free.... easy test if ammeter not available And if pulled unintentionally while stored, the battery would be drained in no time.
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:00 PM   #14
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My slide operates with the battery disconnect engaged (pushed in). Pretty sure the CO2 monitor works also. I do get a constant drain.
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:58 PM   #15
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This is a great thread. Regarding the humidity heater on the Dometic 2652 etc... and the thread referencing it, this is a significant problem for boondocking. No switch to turn it off. I pulled the cover off the back of the refrigerator today to take a look at what i could do besides cutting the wire at the inside of the frig at the light. As mentioned, Dometic saw fit not to provide a switch to turn off the 12 volt heater off on the newer models.

I think an easy fix for now that won't void the warranty is simply pull the plug J2 from the printed circuit board. The only problem is the light in the frig won't work either since J2 feeds both the heater and the light. I think I'm going to put an external switch on J2 so I can turn it on an off without pulling the cover off the module.

See the attached picture. J2 is the first wire (red) on the printed circuit board at the bottom left. Any other solutions appreciated.


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Not sure what type of trailer that you have i.e. Bumper Pull, Fifth wheel etc. But in my 5th wheel the front landing gear still works if the cutoff switch is turned off.
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IMO, you should not let a battery sit for month or months without a charger / maintainer. If you were going to leave it on the camper without charging it, why attach cables at all? WW
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