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Old 02-04-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Power switch blues

On 2013 19' FC, I noticed my toggle power switch (inside red light by door, doesn't turn off when boo docking & trying to save batteries...... So, continuos depletion of batteries. Do I need to replace switch or is something else wrong?

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Old 02-04-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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Mine never turns off if AC power is being applied. I do get a loud click from the area of the junction box (?) in the front of the trailer when cycling the switch.

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Old 02-04-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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Notoriously bad job of labeling confusion by JC. The Red Light merely indicates DC to the coach - either the batteries are connected, you have solar, or are plugged into shore power. Battery connect/disconnect is primarily indicated by the audible click when the switch is toggled as Michael states.

If you have no shore power and no solar, clicking the battery disconnect should cause the Red Light to go out. If it doesn't, suspect the switch.
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:29 PM   #4
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Thanks; I was talking boondocking , not shore power. My OEM Interstate batteries need to be replaced, so I'm hoping that might be the issue.
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:41 AM   #5
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I have solar and when I set the switch to 'Store' the red light goes out. There is an audible click for the power relay.

If you're not on shore power and the light stays on, there's an issue. If you toggle from Use to Store and back is there a click' There should be a relay energizing and de-energizing. If you don't hear that then either the switch is bad or the relay is stuck.

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Old 02-07-2016, 10:23 AM   #6
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The switch light itself is an LED and consumes very very little power, probably under 3 mA. (three thousands of an amp) so it should not be an issue in boondocking.

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