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Old 01-23-2013, 06:46 PM   #519
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Jav, that switch is a battery disconnect. It is intended to turn off the battery. I always use that same type made by Blue Sea. I am fairly sure it does not go on the ground of anything. To turn off the battery you want it between the plus side of the battery and your fuse distribution box. A main, inline fuse can also be used just before the switch. I hope this makes sense.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #520
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when you put fuses in the bottom half of the 110 side you will have no power. You have to jump from the one black terminal on the main fuse to the other. I found this out in a very hard lesson.
And while I am laying all this (hopefully positive) criticism on you... Only strip off the insulation that goes into the terminals. It is not a good idea to have a lot of bare copper showing in a distribution box. Once again, I found this out in a very hard lesson.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #521
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when you put fuses in the bottom half of the 110 side you will have no power. You have to jump from the one black terminal on the main fuse to the other. I found this out in a very hard lesson.
And while I am laying all this (hopefully positive) criticism on you... Only strip off the insulation that goes into the terminals. It is not a good idea to have a lot of bare copper showing in a distribution box. Once again, I found this out in a very hard lesson.
Frank I am not delicate so please criticize me. Posting as a novice you should expect it. I was told to set the switch up like this( minus the other grounds) from the place i purchased the switch. The fans on the dc side work so does the jack. When i cut off the batts the jack doesn't work. I am going to see if all is working when i get home.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #522
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I have one of those battery switches on my Avion C-11/trailer. It has 3 connections. Battery 1, Battery 2 and Common. The positive of battery 1 goes to terminal 1, the positive of battery 2 goes to terminal 2 and the output (positive output from the switch) to wherever it goes ties to the common port. I don't know if your switch is the same as mine (mine is NOS and 40 years old) but it is used for switching between battery 1, battery 2, both batteries, or OFF.

It shouldn't have any ground (common) going to the "common" terminal. If that is what is going on, you may have a problem. I don't know if yours is the same as mine, but it may be.
My switch is just to turn the batteries on and off it is made by perko
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Ok here is the basic set up. Pos to cut off switch 60amp inline fuse neg to converter battery grounded to frame green cable
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #524
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Just curious about going from red to a white wire on the positive side of the battery to the switch.
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Just curious about going from red to a white wire on the positive side of the battery to the switch.
Oh that. Since I was switching stuff around I didnt have time to make a new black power cord. Dont worry its legit I will make the proper colored cable this weekend. For now its just the wrong color but its not set up wrong.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #527
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Javier, That first picture of the switch... those require the 90* female crimp plugs... make sure you crimp XTRA hard. They seem to come off the wire a lot on me.
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Javier, That first picture of the switch... those require the 90* female crimp plugs... make sure you crimp XTRA hard. They seem to come off the wire a lot on me.
Thank you Frank where do u get your crimp plugs from? Do you use a special tool or just pliers?
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They are called flag quick connect terminals. You use a standard electrical crimp tool.
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