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Old 10-04-2014, 11:05 AM   #11
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U got it.....use battery cable...same size as your 2 batteries are connected together.....
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:10 AM   #12
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Thank you so much, you probably just saved me from having to spend bunches of bucks and a really bad Saturday!!!
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #13
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One more question - I have a jumper wire between the positive posts on the battery; does that stay as it is or can I use it to run to the switch?
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:20 AM   #14
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Nevermind - that was another dumb question.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #15
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Yes...its connecting yiyr your 2 batteries...it stays...assuming your only going to use one side of the switch to control BOTH batteries....

The switch is actually designed to control each battery independentantly.... (hence the 1and 2 inputs)..
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:46 AM   #16
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Uh Oh you lost me. The way this is wired now is: Ground from camper to negative post on battery 1 with jumper wire to negative post on battery 2; positive wire from camper to positive post on battery 2 with jumper wire to positive post on battery 1.

I thought I could take the positive wire from the camper to the common on the switch and the jumper wire from the positive post on battery 2 to the #2 post on the switch and get another wire to run from the positive post on battery 1 to the #1 post on the switch. That would leave no jumper between positive posts on the two battery's. Am I still confused or is this correct?
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:53 AM   #17
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OK .... making an assumption here. Since you have two 12V batteries installed, I will assume that you have them connected in parallel to your trailer system. If this is the case then simply treat them as "one big battery". The negative side of one of the batteries goes to trailer ground (frame). The positive side of the other battery goes to either terminal 1 or 2 of the Blue Sea switch. The common terminal of the switch goes to the wire previously connected directly to the positive battery terminal. The Blue Sea switch then disconnects or connects BOTH batteries simultaneously. This link might help you understand the system a little better The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1) .
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:01 PM   #18
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Is the switch you have something like this?


Tell us which model you have.
Sounds like you have a marine switch that is used to switch between batteries, or connect both with a flip of the switch?
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:05 PM   #19
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So then what goes to the other terminal of the switch? The blue sea switch I have has selector positions for 1 battery, 2 batteries, both batteries or off. I want to be able to control the batteries independently or have them both on. The negative side of one of the batteries does currently go to the trailer ground (frame), but the other battery goes to the trailer positive side.
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:07 PM   #20
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I have the Blue Sea Systems 6007 m-series switch.
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