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Old 08-06-2015, 09:42 AM   #1
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Battery disconnect

Salem hemisphere 282rk I installed a Plate by the side of the battery and installed a 50amp marine disconnect. Still not sure why it does not come with one being things stay on when 100% shut down. Next I'm going to install a quick connection for a battery tender for winter storage.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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I did the same on my 282RK but mounted the switch to the battery box itself. That way the connections on the switch are protected inside the box. There is enough room in the box for the switch posts and the battery itself.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:26 AM   #3
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installed on box as well. I did install the quick connect battery tender too.
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Old 08-06-2015, 10:46 AM   #4
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Yea I used the marine switch because all the wires are enclosed in the switch. I'll try to post a picture
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:39 PM   #5
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Switch on battery box. Went with a marina also
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Old 08-06-2015, 12:49 PM   #6
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What is the purpose of using the battery disconnect switch? I would think most people leave their TT plugged in while storing it so the battery will stay charged. Is there something i'm not considering here?
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What is the purpose of using the battery disconnect switch? I would think most people leave their TT plugged in while storing it so the battery will stay charged. Is there something i'm not considering here?

I actually think either the opposite is true or it is more evenly split 50/50 to people storing their campers without plugging then in.

I know I'm on that side- I couldn't keep the camper at home and the storage lot didn't offer power.
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Yea I used the marine switch because all the wires are enclosed in the switch. I'll try to post a picture


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I did the same on my 282RK but mounted the switch to the battery box itself. That way the connections on the switch are protected inside the box. There is enough room in the box for the switch posts and the battery itself.

I have the same TT and need to do this. I usually disconnect the cable for short term and during the winter remove the battery. The switch would be sweeter for sure.

Please post pics of what you guys did.

Also where you purchased the switch with a part number if you have it.
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Old 08-06-2015, 01:34 PM   #9
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Also where you purchased the switch with a part number if you have it.
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Here is the switch I installed.

Amazon.com : Blue Sea Systems m-Series Mini On-Off Battery Switch with Knob- Red : Boating Battery Switches : Sports & Outdoors

And now that I remember, I did install the entire unit on the outside of the box.
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I used the same Blue Sea ON-OFF switch as the one in Teamfour's link. I mounted it on the top front face of the battery box facing the propane tanks so it's protected from driving rain while traveling. Plus, mounting it on the front vertical face and immediately below the lid ensures better protection and water run-off than mounting it on the top of the battery box.
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