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Old 05-05-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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E450 Chassis Battery Disconnect Switch

Hey all,

I want to purchase a chassis battery disconnect switch for my E450. I'm considering these:

For Top Post Batteries, Low Vertical Operation - Wirthco Engineering, Inc.

For Top Post Batteries, Low Profile Horizontal Operation - Wirthco Engineering, Inc.

I have to swing by the coach tonight; its in storage. I was wondering if any other Ford E450 owners have a similar switch installed and whether or not I'd run into any problems.


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Old 05-05-2014, 09:19 AM   #2
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I haven't used or checked either, but have read that some have experience the handle vibrating up on the type that have a handle that goes down into the two prongs to connect the battery.

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Well that's not any good. I really don't want to have to wrench the negative off every time I leave the coach for a couple weeks.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:57 PM   #4
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The heck with it I just wrenched the negative cable off. Done.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:30 PM   #5
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I purchased a DC circuit breaker instead of a fuse and disconnect switch. I authored an article for the Feb 2013 Motorhome magazine on a battery conversion that I did on my 2007 Jayco Greyhawk. I found it on the web for a fraction of what I could buy it locally. Larry
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