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Old 04-25-2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Battery disconnect correct hookup?

I have a 1994 Pinnacle 305, with a Intellitec BD0 disconnect. I recently replaced the converter 80 amp. In looking for a place to hook the new converter to the batteries. I noticed that the largest wire on the disconnect solenoid was 10 awg. I haven't traced where the #10 wire comes from or goes to, but I don't think that is the correct hookup. Shouldn't it be disconnecting one side of the batteries?

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Old 04-26-2011, 07:09 AM   #2
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How bout a whole lot more info Larry?
Maybe some pictures?
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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Jim, I can take a picture if necessary. Perhaps a better description, the 10 awg wire is on the two large lugs on each side of the solenoid that are switched on and off. If the solenoid is suppose to switch the batteries in and out of the circuit then I would expect to see 00 awg cable in place of the 10 awg. The 00 awg cable is what is on the "Booster" solenoid. If the disconnect solenoid is only disconnecting the batteries from the charging circuit (10 awg is too small to carry any meaningful amperage) then maybe it is connected correctly. The 10 awg wire appears to be the only possible source for charging the batteries from the converter. I checked the alternator and battery isolator connections to see if there was any additional wires that might be from the converter and there were none. All the other wires on the solenoid appear correct, and the switch panel seems to function correctly.

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