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CavemanCharlie

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Posted: 05/25/21 05:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I need a new cable for my Break Away Switch. The switch has ESCO printed on the top of it. I can't seem to find a match for that. I'm guessing it interchanges with one of the other brand names. Which brand name does it interchange with ??

Thank-You

(P.S. when I say cable by that I mean I am looking to replace both the cable and the plastic key thing that it is permanently attached to.)

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Posted: 05/25/21 06:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't worry about finding a match for the old one. They all do the same thing and are simply a switch. Just purchase a whole new unit. They are cheap.
Hopkins Breakaway switch

Bargeman breakaway switch
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Posted: 05/25/21 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Complete unit would be best way to go as the internal parts rust away in most.


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Posted: 05/25/21 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have one of these.
I like that it can't sag or dangle and touch the ground. It will work with any breakaway switch.

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Posted: 05/25/21 08:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

(P.S. when I say cable by that I mean I am looking to replace both the cable and the plastic key thing that it is permanently attached to.)


The Keys are usually not interchangeable ....just buy a new Break Away Switch with Coiled cable

Simple......


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Posted: 05/25/21 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ScottG wrote:

I have one of these.
I like that it can't sag or dangle and touch the ground. It will work with any breakaway switch.


Those unknown Chinese brands on Amazon always make me nervous. I bought a cheap dog lead once with similar style -- a cable with crimped ends just like that product.

Pulled into the campsite, put the dog on the lead to let him sit outside, then I walked up to the campground office to check in. When I came back out, the dog was sitting there waiting for me with the 15 foot lead behind him -- one of the crimps wasn't tight and it slipped off.

So now, for anything safety related, I always look for a brand name that I recognize.

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Posted: 05/25/21 09:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah, you shouldn't get one.

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rlw999 wrote:

Those unknown Chinese brands on Amazon always make me nervous.


Ditto. The one linked above is a knock-off of the one Fastway has been doing for about 8 years or more.
I use the Fastway brand and love them.

You can get the tether and a new unit or just the tether.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=fastway+breakaway+cable&i=automotive&crid=2WZPG9EDBVHHK&sprefix=fastway%2Cautomotive%2C463&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_5_7


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

(P.S. when I say cable by that I mean I am looking to replace both the cable and the plastic key thing that it is permanently attached to.)


The Keys are usually not interchangeable ....just buy a new Break Away Switch with Coiled cable

Simple......


When I go to replace the old switch will the brakes be applied when I un-wire the old one ? Should I unhook the battery first ?

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Posted: 05/26/21 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you will be better off to:
1 Remove mounting bolt from old
2 bolt new one in place
3 lay out wires along old ones
4 cut the wires off of the old switch, one at a time.
5 splice the new switch in.

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