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Posted: 05/30/19 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cant get my house battery disconnect to work installed a new switch and was very careful to wire it correct.
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Posted: 05/30/19 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on your setup. In my rig I have a rocker switch which connects to a relay. Perhaps your relay isn't working. Also - if you have a relay like the one in the link make sure the fuses are OK.


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The relay is usually called a "battery solenoid" and it is a common point of failure.


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I don’t have a relay. A wire runs from the battery to a switch at the door and back to the convertor compartment connecting to the fuses that supply power to the house, except the refrigerator whose power doesn’t go through the disconnect switch at the door. It sounds simple but the wiring looks complicated. A diagram of how your setup is wired would help us to help and probably de-mystify it for you as well. Some voltages at various places would clarify various things. For instance is there 12 volts between the two connections on the switch?


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Posted: 05/31/19 05:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thank all of you for your reply.I guess I will have to do more testing don't know how to tell if the relay is bad?

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Posted: 05/31/19 01:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When my Solenoid / contactor gave out, I replaced it with a much better one (the Bear). http://www.murcal.com/trombetta/trombetta_contactor_bear.html

Make sure the replacement will fit in same location as this is larger than the most typical ones.

The one on yours more than likely looks like the old ones Ford use to use back in the 1960's.

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thank all of you for your reply.I guess I will have to do more testing don't know how to tell if the relay is bad?



Youtube How to test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTjx3VIXOu0


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Posted: 05/31/19 03:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

there is no electric to the switch. Can't find a fuse or don't know where to look..the solenoid has juice on both side of it with no shore power or genie. or motor battery connected so iam not gona worry too much about it right now just disconnect the battery when I store it. all ideas are welcome

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Posted: 06/04/19 07:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fixed my battery disconnect to day.. took out the electronic one and put in a manual one.

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