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Tom/Barb

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Posted: 08/10/19 09:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The battery boost feature that ties both house battery and chassis batteries together, Has a switch on my panel,When I push that switch does it send voltage to solenoid? or does it make a ground for that solenoid ?


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Posted: 08/10/19 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It should send 12 volts to relay.
Some battey control centers furnish a ground through the circuit board.
The relays are a continuous duty relay similar to a four post Ford starter relay. The coils fail.


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Posted: 08/10/19 09:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pretty sure all batteries have the negative terminal bonded to the frame (ground). The button will energize a relay to connect the positive side of the batteries together by switching the positive side of the coil. I don't think you will find any switches that connect the ground side of a device to complete the circuit.


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Posted: 08/10/19 10:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Relay AKA solenoid
usually one that looks something like a Ford 'starter relay'

technically the electrical coil and the plunger/activator rod, are the solenoid
it called a relay because it is a complete device that has electrical contacts for controlling the on/off of electrical power (power control relay)

a Sprinkler valve, has solenoid coil that opens a valve for water to flow

so if it has electrical contacts , it is a relay

and if it controls opens/closes something else mechanical it is called a solenoid, air, water, hydraulics etc..door lock plunger ..


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Posted: 08/10/19 10:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MrWizard wrote:

Relay AKA solenoid
usually one that looks something like a Ford 'starter relay'

technically the electrical coil and the plunger/activator rod, are the solenoid
it called a relay because it is a complete device that has electrical contacts for controlling the on/off of electrical power (power control relay)

a Sprinkler valve, has solenoid coil that opens a valve for water to flow

so if it has electrical contacts , it is a relay

and if it controls opens/closes something else mechanical it is called a solenoid, air, water, hydraulics etc..door lock plunger ..

Too bad you didn't answer the question, rather than try to impress us.

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Posted: 08/10/19 10:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

During normal operation, this Solenoid is controlled by the Intelic brain box. Does that brain box provide ground or power to the solenoid to close it.

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Posted: 08/11/19 04:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Too bad you didn't answer the question, rather than try to impress us.

Awe but I did. The very first line,

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As others have said it LOOKS like a ford starter relay. May even be one (ANd it is not a continuous duty it's a 30 seconds on 30 seconds off type EXACTLY like a Ford Starter Solenoid.. There are others that LOOK exactly the same but are continuous on some RVs or magnetic latching on others.)

IF solenoid is 3 wire then it's voltage to the coil the switch provides
4 Wire it can be either way.. but I suspect it's voltage.. Only way to be sure is ye old volt meter or test light. If one side of the switch (in its resting position) is "hot" then it's voltage. if not either blown fuse or ground.


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Posted: 08/11/19 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ground comes through my Intellitec circuit board.
Power on mine comes through fuse 17

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