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Old 01-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Battery Disconnect switch

Came out of home this evening and hit battery disconnect switch instead of patio light switch. Usually you just hit the switch again, the light comes back on and you go about your business. I can not get the light to come back on and have no DC power. I've checked all breakers and fuses I can find with no results. My owners manual mentions a disconnect reset button but I can't find one. I have a disconnect switch in my engine compartment but no fuses or reset buttons that I can find. I do have solenoid looking switch in my battery compartment. Any suggestions where to start?

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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The batteries may be dead. They give you the power to re engage the solenoid.
Or relay is bad.
Basically, if you understand 12V power, you can troubleshoot the relay very quickly.

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Old 01-02-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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I would first unplug from shore power and let the inverter take over for a short time. Plug back in and see if that resets it. If not you may have popped the circuit breaker on the inverter itself. Mine is a Xantrex and the breaker is by the on/off switch and looks like a black button. If all that fails a hard reset of the inverter might do the trick.
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Old 01-03-2014, 07:17 PM   #4
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You may also have a bad or intermentant switch. Sometime the switch can get some buildup on the contacts. My switch is doing this. I have to push it on and off a few times to get itnto turn on or off. Depending on which state I need.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:09 PM   #5
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Start the engine and then hit then press the battery disconnect switch..firmly. light should come on and stay on
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