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Old 07-18-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Looking for Battery Disconnect Mod

I'm looking to pick your brains for a battery disconnect mod.
I know about the positive terminal knife switch but wanted to see what others use as well as management of the battery compartment.

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Old 07-18-2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Scroll down this thread & you'll find the switch I used. I mounted it on the A frame between the battery box & the front wall of the trailer.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...blem-6858.html

I found out afterwards BEP Marine is affiliated w/ Marinco. Coast Dist' also carries a similiar switch.
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:04 PM   #3
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I'm looking to pick your brains for a battery disconnect mod.
I know about the positive terminal knife switch but wanted to see what others use as well as management of the battery compartment.

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Genuinedealz > 6 AWG, Marine Battery Cable, Marine Wire, Battery Cable, Marine Grade, Tinned
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Blue Sea 6007 Battery Switch Selector-6007 Blue Sea

Worked great in mine.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:27 PM   #4
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Here's another option. You can replace the battery box and just pull the neg. cable. This box also has 12 volt receptacles.
Cabela's Battery Box

Long link hopefully it will work.
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Don’t feel the need for one on my 5er but here’s the kill switch I have on my rock crawler.

Battery Master Switch
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Herk, that's the 1 Coast handles.
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Herk, that's the 1 Coast handles.
Coast?
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:42 AM   #8
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I also used the Blue Sea battery switch but I used the one for
a single battery as I did not want to run extra battery leads
back to the power center area.
I mounted the switch in the toe kick area under the cabinet right
next to my power center.
It was an easy mod and took only one beer to complete!

While I was in that area with the cabinet opened up I
also added another 15 amp circuit breaker to the 120v side
and stuck another duplex receptacle next to the battery
switch. Now we can perk coffee AND have our electric heater
on at the same time without tripping a breaker.
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I mounted the switch in the toe kick area under the cabinet right
next to my power center.
...While I was in that area ...I also added another 15 amp circuit breaker to the 120v side and stuck another duplex receptacle next to the battery
switch.
Great ideas.
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It worked fine.

I have 2 batteries in my bank and wanted a way to remove DC power from the rig when I worked on the DC powered items without removing fuses or cables.
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