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Old 06-27-2011, 12:04 AM   #1
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Battery disconnect

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I want to install a battery disconnect for when I store my unit for an extended period of time. My question is, will I just be able to install this on my negative (ground) wire and if so, what type of switch can i use.

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Old 06-27-2011, 12:22 AM   #2
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There are switches that you can mount right at the battery.
Connecting one to the ground circuit should do the trick,in case you have multiple batteries place the sw. in the ground line going to the frame should do the trick. with multiple grounds you may need to add a second switch.
The larger auto supply stores should stock just a blade type switch that mount right on the terminals with a connection for the cable(s) at the other end.


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Old 06-27-2011, 12:37 AM   #3
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Yes, either positive or negative side will work.
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You can also find those switches at a marine store.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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I used a switch/disconnect purchased from West Marine. It has a 1, 2, Both and Off position. It allows control of two banks of batteries or Off when needed. I'm connected to the Hot side of the batteries.

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