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Old 08-21-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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Carbon Monoxide Light

I popped up my A122 today. It is not being used. But I saw the green CO light was on. Is this normal? Is it draining my battery?

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Old 08-21-2015, 04:12 PM   #2
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Yep, thats why I disconnect my battery until getting ready for a trip.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #3
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I wish the dealer had told me this. Thank you.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:29 PM   #4
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You would be wise to set aside several hours to just read the various posts here on the forum, make notes, or print out stuff to remember. There is just so much to know about how the water, power,towing, tires, etc work. I believe the inverter also drains a small amount of battery as well. I take off the negative lead and the battery keeps a charge really well like that, all by itself. I put it on a trickle charger at times, just be sure to check battery water at least monthly if you do that.
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Old 08-24-2015, 01:23 PM   #5
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Battery Cut-Off Switch

Some of us have installed a battery cut-off switch. Not very expensive and very convenient to use. This should be a standard component for all RVs.
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:29 PM   #6
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Battery Cut off switch

Can you tell me where to look to learn how to do this?
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Old 08-24-2015, 03:50 PM   #7
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Can you tell me where to look to learn how to do this?
It's pretty easy find a cut off switch that you want and install it in your positive side of the battery. Just cut the pos. wire and put the switch between it. Make sure you disconnect your battery at the post first. Still some detectors are wired directly to the battery so it still might stay on, it is called a parasite. If you have a Radio that light might stay on to for the clock. What I did was to buy a SPST switch at Napa and installed them at each to turn them off, or they will draw down your battery even with a battery cut off. Just cut the pos. wire on each and install the toggle switch in between. look at Napa or Autozone for a SPST toggle switch. Look at etailer or ebay or Amazon for the battery cut off. Hope that helps you.....
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Yes this is normal and it will drain your bat when not in use. Your unit has a few parasitic draws when not in use. Either install and bat cut off or disconnect the negative terminal from the bat.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:16 PM   #9
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:57 PM   #10
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YouTube is your friend for just about anything. Search something like "install battery disconnect on RV". I have seen the switches in Kmart and Walmart over the years.
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