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Old 04-01-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Battery isolator?

My 1999 Excella has a single battery. From what I see in wiring there is no battery isolator.

Should I add this one!



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Old 04-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #2
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See link below for information on the Perko marine battery isolator switch:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ml#post1047933
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:24 AM   #3
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Since you only have 1 battery what are you trying to isolate it from?

Are you planning on adding another battery?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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A battery isolator switch completely disconnects the battery (or batteries) from everything in your Airstream (the same as removing them). This keeps them from overcharging and boiling dry, and from going dead in storage (from parasitic drains, like the propane detector or subwoofer).

With the switch turned OFF, batteries can last for extended periods in storage without going dead. Most AGM batteries will last a year or more, and still retain a useable charge.
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A battery isolator switch completely disconnects the battery (or batteries) from everything in your Airstream (the same as removing them). This keeps them from overcharging and boiling dry, and from going dead in storage (from parasitic drains, like the propane detector or subwoofer).

With the switch turned OFF, batteries can last for extended periods in storage without going dead. Most AGM batteries will last a year or more, and still retain a useable charge.
That is not what I would call a battery isolator switch and not what the OP posted a picture of. He posted a picture of an automatic isolation switch to separate a starter battery and a deep-cycle battery when they are being used and connect them while being charged.

I would call what you described a battery disconnect switch.
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