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Old 07-03-2014, 08:34 AM   #1
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Battery Disconnect Switch?

My new camper (brought it home last weekend) has the built in battery disconnect switch, which seems to disconnect everything except the power jack on the hitch. Problem is I live in a neighborhood with lots of curious kids and I'm afraid one will play with the power jack switches and do some damage. What is the best way to disable the power jack when the unit is not being used? I sure don't want to have to pull the negative cable off each time I close it down or need to use it. Do I need a second battery disconnect on the battery itself? I'm not sure I understand why FR decided to have a battery disconnect that doesn't disconnect everything.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:38 AM   #2
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Usually there is an in-line fuse from the positive to the jack, remove fuse. See black in-line fuse in red lead. That is what I do.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
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Perhaps a second one which will kill everything.



Yes it is kind of a pain but it may save you more.

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Old 07-03-2014, 09:45 AM   #4
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They also make marine battery switches that are keyed. That might be a good option, but I just remove the fuse, too. LOL

Idaho - them large breed dogs are dangerous, huh? You can drown in the slobber as they lick you!
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They also make marine battery switches that are keyed. That might be a good option, but I just remove the fuse, too. LOL

Idaho - them large breed dogs are dangerous, huh? You can drown in the slobber as they lick you!
Nah, it is a response to those whom like to profile other things in the world.
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Another battery disconnect it is! I have no idea why I need the built in battery disconnect now, but I couldn't find an inline fuse, so installed another disconnect on the battery. I wonder how the disconnect will need to be configured if I install a second battery. As long as they are wired in series there should be no change (I think).
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Another battery disconnect it is! I have no idea why I need the built in battery disconnect now, but I couldn't find an inline fuse, so installed another disconnect on the battery. I wonder how the disconnect will need to be configured if I install a second battery. As long as they are wired in series there should be no change (I think).
They would actually be wired in parallel and if your disconnect is breaking the line going to the unit it will act just as yours down now.
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They would actually be wired in parallel ...
That depends on whether they're 6V or 12V.
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