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Old 09-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #15
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My 79 had the converter wired into a standard light switch to turn it (the converter) on or off. Is disconnecting the converter the same as the master kill switch? There is no other switch that I can find on mine...
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:28 PM   #16
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My 79 had the converter wired into a standard light switch to turn it (the converter) on or off. Is disconnecting the converter the same as the master kill switch? There is no other switch that I can find on mine...
A master kill switch is one which disconnects the 12 volt batteries completely from the trailer. Not the same as a switch which turns off the converter/charger.
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My 79 had the converter wired into a standard light switch to turn it (the converter) on or off. Is disconnecting the converter the same as the master kill switch? There is no other switch that I can find on mine...
A lot of older ones didn't have a master kill switch. If you want one, the easiest thing to do probably is to install one on each battery. Slightly harder but more convenient is to install a master kill switch somewhere in the wiring between the batteries and the loads.
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A lot of older ones didn't have a master kill switch. If you want one, the easiest thing to do probably is to install one on each battery. Slightly harder but more convenient is to install a master kill switch somewhere in the wiring between the batteries and the loads.
Good thought. Was having a brain lapse when I posted though.....all my fuses have been switched out with breakers, including main breakers for the entire 12 volt system, which I suppose in effect accomplishes the same thing as the kill switch.
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Good thought. Was having a brain lapse when I posted though.....all my fuses have been switched out with breakers, including main breakers for the entire 12 volt system, which I suppose in effect accomplishes the same thing as the kill switch.
Only if you shut them off every time. And keep in mind things like the jack might still be powered.
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