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Old 06-18-2020, 01:26 PM   #1
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Electrical system question

we live full time in our motorhome. accidently hitting battery disconnect switch going in & out of door is a pain. is there a problem with me bypassing solenoid?
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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Old 06-18-2020, 02:02 PM   #3
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Hypoxia gave a great solution. Could also, rather than bypassing with the high current lines, disconnect a wire from the back of the switch or one of the low amp lines on the solenoid after latching in the power.
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You could just bypass it at the back of the switch. I have never needed to turn mine off on purpose but have turned it off by accident at least a couple of times.
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Old 06-18-2020, 04:39 PM   #5
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Binderman... I am assuming that you are talking about what is often called the salesman's switch. Many of us have removed the solenoid and just connected the in and out elec cable... The switch and solenoid serve no purpose unless it is on a dealers lot with people trooping through it.
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If its a latching relay, just find the fuse that powers the switch and remove it. It may be on the relay ( solenoid )

You don't want to tie any wires together behind a latching relay disconnect switch.

PS: There is no such thing as a Salesman switch.
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They also make rocker switches that have a small button on them that you have to push to toggle the switch. That is how our Cayman is setup. It almost takes both hands to toggle it, reducing accidental switching.
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Welcome to the forum:

This is a common issue. I bypassed mine out of safety for my fur babies. The air conditioners would not work if that switch is bumped.

There are tons of threads on this. Use the search box shown in the picture. The search will find lots of threads on the issues you are interested in. Not trying to chase you away or to not have you post a question. But you can often find what you need quicker and far more responses already posted.

When you do the bypass depending on your rv of course it can eliminate not only the switch but the relay/solenoid it controls.
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I was having a big issue with this debating bypass wires off the back ect.

One day the rocker that snaps on the switch fell off and I noticed on mine I could no longer flip the switch behind it.

Now our problem is solved I snap off the cover and put in in the co captains cup holder. Itís right there when I need it will try to get a pic soon
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There is a $2 plastic tool that will pop the rockers off without damage.

Ottraw sells them. If you buy switches from them they often will toss one in the box.
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I looked at how mine are made snaps on and off with no damage.
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Plenty of people have drilled a small hole sideways through the bottom of the rocker and use a pin through the holes to prevent the switch from operating in the "disconnect" direction.
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You could also do what hypoxia did (see picture) and make a cage a bit shorter on the bottom edge that would still allow you to toggle the switch with your fingernail, but not by accident. And this would still give you full function of the switch.
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