Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 619
Is this battery disconnect too big?

Amazon.com: Blue Sea Systems 9001e e-Series Battery Switch Selector: Sports & Outdoors

The specifications say this switch is 3x6x9 inches. That seems awfully big to me. The pics look like it would be smaller with two of the dimensions being the same. I would like to mount it inside the battery box with the switch on the outside. Anyone know if these dimensions are correct? I'm wondering if maybe that is the dimensions of the package it comes in?
__________________

__________________
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
I used this switch and the dimensions are wrong.
e-Series Battery Switch, Selector 4 Position - PN 9001e - Blue Sea Systems

more like 3.5x3.5x2 you will need the depth for the heavy cables.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	camper 005.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	59.1 KB
ID:	14334  
__________________

__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
From the manual:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Capture.GIF
Views:	137
Size:	39.4 KB
ID:	14336  
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Blue Sea Battery Disconnect 9001 E-Series.pdf (271.0 KB, 20 views)
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,365
Those dimensions have to be wrong
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Battery shutoff.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	14339  
__________________
Len & Cheri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 619
I was planning on mounting the switch inside the battery box with just the selector knob on the outside, would there be any problems with that?
__________________
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:35 AM   #6
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by comfun1 View Post
I was planning on mounting the switch inside the battery box with just the selector knob on the outside, would there be any problems with that?
I think your battery box will be too small unless you have a size 27 box and a size 24 battery.
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:44 AM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Triguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
Posts: 6,950
I mounted mine to the tongue within 12" from my battery. These are made for marine applications and are rated for strong water jets, spray, etc so no problem exposing them to the weather.
__________________
Scott
DW, 3 Kids and our Goldens

2012 Shamrock 233S
2008 Toyota Sequoia 5.7L 4WD
Triguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Posts: 635
Quote:
Originally Posted by comfun1 View Post
I was planning on mounting the switch inside the battery box with just the selector knob on the outside, would there be any problems with that?
Won't fit - as per Herk's comment above. I have that switch and mine is mounted on the outside of the battery box, with the cables running through the battery box lid channels.

...VTX-Al
__________________
VTX Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 09:53 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Independence, Kansas
Posts: 619
I was planning on a bigger battery box I saw at Walmart and the battery that came with the camper is in a smaller battery box. I guess that now that I know the dimensions I can measure the battery and box and see if it will fit. I thought I would use the smaller battery box for a second battery.
__________________
comfun1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 48
I have kinda thought about doing this and some of the other mods (like remote awning...) but I was wondering if you thought it would void any of the warranties on the trailer doing stuff like this? Or should I wait till all the warranties run out?

thanks.
__________________

__________________
merlin66043 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, battery disconnect, led pad

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:35 AM.