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CampLite => Upgrades and Modifications => Topic started by: Swilky on January 05, 2017, 04:11:20 PM

Title: Battery kill switch
Post by: Swilky on January 05, 2017, 04:11:20 PM
This is a great battery shutoff switch. Mounted mine flush to the box.

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-System-Battery-Switch/dp/B00558LSJE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_200_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51RSQW9P2KL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR308%2C320_&refRID=1XBP4JEP1KCNZ4X541CN&th=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-System-Battery-Switch/dp/B00558LSJE/ref=pd_sim_sbs_200_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51RSQW9P2KL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL320_SR308%2C320_&refRID=1XBP4JEP1KCNZ4X541CN&th=1)

Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: chappy133 on January 06, 2017, 07:22:47 AM
So did I.
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: Copperdog on January 12, 2017, 03:03:00 PM
Did you mount it to the plastic battery box on the front of the trailer? Just the positive cable? I would be concerned about corrosion from rain and road salt? I have always disconnected the cables from the battery which is a minor pain. Thanks,   
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: Swilky on January 12, 2017, 04:54:05 PM
On the side of the battery box. Mounted it so it was flush to outside of box with most of switch inside.
Negative side of the battery goes through the switch.
It is a marine grade switch.
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: Cindee on April 07, 2018, 11:27:56 AM
I am mounting mine inside a standard outdoor electrical box with a hinged cover (on side of battery box.
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: ADR on April 07, 2018, 01:33:41 PM
My 2018 16TBS came with a battery disconnect switch inside the front compartment.   Don't know if that is standard or optional.
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: DavidM on April 07, 2018, 01:45:20 PM
Another way to kill two birds with one stone is a surface mounted circuit breaker like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DIGK346/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It is waterproof.

It provides for a breaker to protect the wire from the battery, that most RVs never have for some reason as well as a switch. I mounted mine on the unused break away battery box after I rewired the brakeaway switch directly to the house battery.

David
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: K Syrah Syrah on April 09, 2018, 10:31:28 AM
My 2018 16TBS came with a battery disconnect switch inside the front compartment.   Don't know if that is standard or optional.

I believe it was added to later models.
Title: Re: Battery kill switch
Post by: hat4rvn on January 29, 2020, 05:10:47 PM
Another way to kill two birds with one stone is a surface mounted circuit breaker like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DIGK346/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1. It is waterproof.

It provides for a breaker to protect the wire from the battery, that most RVs never have for some reason as well as a switch. I mounted mine on the unused break away battery box after I rewired the brakeaway switch directly to the house battery.

I will try your circuit breaker idea.  Can you elaborate on the brakeaway switch. Isn't that separate for safety purposes? Or is it separate in case the 12V is dead?