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Old 11-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #11
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I personally would bring it home and put a battery tender on it. Letting a battery go dead is one of the worse things you can do. ed.
That's my thought, too. I'm going to retrieve it this week, keep it charged at home and reinstall it before we leave for Florida.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:11 PM   #12
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That's my thought, too. I'm going to retrieve it this week, keep it charged at home and reinstall it before we leave for Florida.
Very wise move....
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #13
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If you don't disconnect the battery you may have the converter and the Battery Tender both feeding the battery. That would defeat the purpose of the Tender.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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Very wise move--------------

Lloydg, very wise move on removing the battery to keep it charged. Come on down to our great state of Florida, But bring lots of $$$$$ we need it.

When you cross the state line you will see a sign that says "KEEP FLORIDA GREEN", that simply means bring lots of $$$$$!
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #15
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Think "convenience" when having a disconnect switch. Otherwise you need to get the wrench, pull the cover, place the wrench (5/8ths most likely), and loosen and remove the wire. Reverse all this to put it back on. The switch is a 45deg turn and the battery is fully disconnected.NOW...if you NEVER want to disconnect the batt (except when replacing it) because you have a batt tender, then you really don't need the switch.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:54 PM   #16
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Battery Disconnect Switch

With the disconnect switch OFF, you can't use any 12V in the unit relying on the battery. This has no effect on using a floater to keep your battery charged.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:08 PM   #17
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You have to know what else is connected to the battery. Alot of the CO alarms are connected pass the disconnect. So it would be pulling amps with your disconnect turned off. You are better off taking it home or your battery will be dead when you go back.
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IMO, if your battery disconnect doesn't disconnect all of the parasitic loads (like propane/CO detector), it's wired wrong. That's the whole purpose of the silly thing.
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IMO, if your battery disconnect doesn't disconnect all of the parasitic loads (like propane/CO detector), it's wired wrong. That's the whole purpose of the silly thing.
You would think so, But mine is wired directly to the positive terminal. I know that that is the case because I disconnected it at the battery post and it shut it off. My solution was to add a SPST switch next to the CO unit in the trailer. They could have made a mistake at the factory just as my disconnect pulls out for on and push in for off. I had to add a plate in front of it being my load shifted during travel and shut down my 12V. It's attached to the floor of the basement not on the upper wall. I another great design by FR. So you shouldn't make blanket statements like that. I would be more then happy to post pictures.......
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They could have made a mistake at the factory just as my disconnect pulls out for on and push in for off.
Are you sure that the switch should not work that way? Was it suppose to work like a safety switch that can be turned off simply by depressing the button?
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