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StirCrazy

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Posted: 11/07/20 07:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i call it the useless switch, all it does is mislead people into thinking there batteries wont drail while they are in storage. personaly mine has never been turned off because I am not sure how they ran the solar on my 5th and I dont want to risk disconecting the battery with out disconecting the pannels first.

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Posted: 11/07/20 08:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Steve,

Usually solar is direct connected to the battery bank.


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp hours of AGM in two battery banks 12 volt batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Lynnmor wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Wrong, the battery switch has nothing to do with trailer brakes. Trailer brakes are not wired through the switch.


Mine are.


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Posted: 11/08/20 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave H M wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

azdryheat wrote:

Wrong, the battery switch has nothing to do with trailer brakes. Trailer brakes are not wired through the switch.


Mine are.


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Since a trailer breakaway system has no fuse and some batteries are hard to access, I wire the battery disconnect to shut off everything quickly. Ask yourself how you might shut down power when the wires are smoking. I don't care what others repeat about the "proper" way to do things.





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Posted: 11/08/20 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Steve,

Usually solar is direct connected to the battery bank.


Mine also. I use the disconnect switch in storage and my solar still charges the batts.


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StirCrazy

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Posted: 11/08/20 08:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Steve,

Usually solar is direct connected to the battery bank.


ya I suspect it is, I didnt install it on the 5th, but they way they installed some of the other stuff makes me wonder. this spring I am going to take off pannels and try trace it and see exactly how they did it and if they put any disconects on the pannel side of the controler.

still for some one who leave there rv pluged in when ever they are not using it a disconect switch is useless as it doesnt disconect everything, and if you don't leave it pluged in you shoould be thinking about takeing the bateries out anyways depending how cold your winters are.

Steve

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