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Old 10-01-2020, 01:02 AM   #1
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Angry Battery Compartment Wiring Snafu

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I tried to install a battery disconnect switch on my 2017 Thor Challenger and now strange things are happening i.e, the 12v disconnect switch does not work even when I break the circuit on the auto disconnect switch. There is a 15amp fuse in the battery compartment that, when removed, the 12volt disconnect will work. Now I'm totally confused. If you have a similar coach, can you take a photo of the wiring in the battery compartment and send it to me. I could at the very least, connect the wires (just the positive current wires) back to the way they are supposed to be.
Better still, if you know how to install a battery disconnect switch on this rig, that would be super.

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Which ever battery post you put the disconnect on has to have all the connection moved from the post to the disconnect switch.
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Old 10-01-2020, 05:34 AM   #3
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Send some pictures of what you now have.
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https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...Uo?usp=sharing
Let me know if this works.

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https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...Uo?usp=sharing
Let me know if this works.

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No, it doesn't work. It takes you to a password protected drive. Just post the photos here. There are instructions in the Forum 101 area:
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f62/foru...tml#post477709
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Fixed permissions on link

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Your pictures don't show all of the cabling.

The large red cable goes up and over the wall. Where is that connected ?

I don't see the point where the switch disconnects from a battery and there are 3 wires on the switch.
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Is the first picture before and the second picture after the install? Your pictures aren't very clear on what you have. Basically the power has to go directly from the battery to the disconnect before going out to the things using 12V for it to disconnect. Also, there must be a connection to the battery that bypasses the disconnect to supply power to operate the disconnect.

How about an update on what is happening?
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I reconnected the two main positive wires to one pole on the disconnect switch and ran a single wire from the other pole to the battery. Seems to work, so I'm good to go.

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Old 10-06-2020, 07:31 AM   #10
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#twinboat:That large cable is connected to the inverter.
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