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Old 04-27-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Battery Disconnect for SolAire 317 BHSK

I have looked at many of the other threads regarding this subject, but I don't know what my specific unit Amp specs are on the 12V system (Battery). I have looked at quite a few battery disconnect switches available both locally and on line, but I am not sure which one to get. I am really in need of one because a freshly charged battery will be almost completely dead withing 24 hours with nothing turned on inside. I know things like the clock in the radio, and the CO/LPG alarm are always draining the battery, but this seems that I should get more than 24 hours on a charged battery. My battery is an Interstate Deep Cycle RV/Marine that came with my trailer when it was new and was first installed in March 2013.

Will the below specs be sufficient for the battery disconnect switch in my unit?

Brass Quick Disconnect Battery Terminal

  • Eliminates unauthorized use of your vehicle
  • Remove knob for anti-theft protection
  • Use on 12 or 24V systems
  • Rated at 125 amps. Continuous
  • Made of Brass
  • Cuts off power to the battery
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Vendor: Noco


The bolded 125 amp rating is what I am unsure of since I dont know how many amps my trailer uses at full capacity.

Any Advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 04-29-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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I use the brass blade type on my negative terminal and it works well for me. I would think that unless you get a dead short you will never see 125 amps.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
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Thanks Gasman! The one I asked about is the one with the green knob you screw in to connect screw out to disconnect. I assumed it would be all good, but needed the reassurance.

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Old 05-06-2013, 11:36 PM   #4
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I installed this battery cut out switch and it took me all of about 3 minutes to do it. It does what it is supposed to do. Problem is my battery is still going from a full charge to dead in one extension of the slide outs. I have an interstate battery that was installed in the trailer on March 2nd. I have let the battery charge on shore power and I have taken it out and charged it in my garage with the same results. I contacted the dealer and they said they will replace the battery if it fails a load test. If the battery is all good, they are going to check my electrical system to find the cause of my perpetual dead battery. We only have 3 nights in this new trailer due to all the problems, so lets hope it is just a dud battery and all will be good.

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Hope your right

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