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Old 08-07-2016, 12:45 AM   #11
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You might want to think about the battery cut off switch with fuse bypass. That way if you don't lose any settings if any.

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Old 08-07-2016, 08:18 AM   #12
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I had a solar panel wires in directly and even when the battery was not there the fan would come on and led lights etc.

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Old 08-07-2016, 08:56 AM   #13
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There's no wrong answer to this. If you want to isolate the battery and be safe from accidental shorts when working around the battery put the switch on the “grounded” side. Either side being disconnected will prevent discharge without harming equipment.
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:04 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=Las Cruces;1282894]There's no wrong answer to this.

Unless you were plugged in 120 and your converter was running power to the house. Then all above, matters not. The place will run pretty much just off the Converter.
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Old 08-07-2016, 01:03 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by padcarroll View Post
Excuse my ignorance but why is the disconnect on the negative side? My class A disconnects are on the positive terminal.
Actual current flow is he reason. Although the negative charged electrons move through the wire toward the positive (+) terminal of the source of electricity, the current is indicated on wiring diagrams as going from positive to negative. This is an unfortunate and confusing convention.
Ben Franklin originally named charges positive (+) and negative (−) when he was studying static electricity. Later, when scientists were experimenting with electrical currents, they said that electricity travels from (+) to (−), and that became the convention.
This was before electrons were discovered. In reality, the negative charged electrons move toward the positive, which is the opposite direction that people show current moving. It is confusing, but once a convention is made, it is difficult to correct it. Therefore, disconnecting the negative terminal stops all electron flow making short circuits impossible.

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