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Old 09-19-2017, 09:02 PM   #1
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On my Intellitec Battery Disconnect panel the red light is on all the time when I am connected to 110 house power, both when I am in STORE or USE mode. Is that right?
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Yes, that's correct. You can't turn it off when you're on shore power.
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Yes, that's correct. You can't turn it off when you're on shore power.
A caveat - if you put your Use/Store switch in Store Mode and have a power failure your refrigerator won't switch and run on propane (if on automatic setting) as it needs 12v power.
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Yes, that's correct. You can't turn it off when you're on shore power.
SO the fact that it is always on when on shore power ... what is impact on batteries?
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SO the fact that it is always on when on shore power ... what is impact on batteries?


We installed an upgraded smart 4 stage charger. If you done have a smart charger you will over charge the batteries and smoke them! Bad seen and they will smell like rotten eggs.
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On my Intellitec Battery Disconnect panel the red light is on all the time when I am connected to 110 house power, both when I am in STORE or USE mode. Is that right?
Perfectly normal.

The stupid light DOES NOT tell you the state of the battery switch.

It's wired to simply tell you that you have 12 volt power available for your 12 volt appliances. It has NO idea if your batteries or convertor are providing the power.

After a lot of analysis and research, I found out that there is no other way to make it work, because the relay that the use/store switch actually controls is a mechanically latching relay that provides NO indication of its position. You have to hit the switch to the appropriate selection and listen for the 'clunk' noise to verify something happened....

I'm replacing that POS with a real Blue Sea latching battery contactor and associated switch/indicator that tells me if it is activated or not...
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As I understand it, the light lights when shore power is detected.
It doesn't matter if it's in "use" or "store".
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Just 12 volt power present...doesn't care if its battery or convertor supplying it.
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Switch light not lit on shore power

What does it indicate if the light is no longer on when on shore power?
The 110v outlets are live but the lights and refrigerator only work when switch is in the use mode.
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What does it indicate if the light is no longer on when on shore power?
The 110v outlets are live but the lights and refrigerator only work when switch is in the use mode.
Lights & reefer are 12v not SP.

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Bob Thanks,
I get the 12v part. The odd part is for the last 3 years and 22,000 miles the red light was on (and the lights and fridge worked) regardless of the switch setting when connected to shore power.
Today the light is out. So either it was misbehaving from purchase until now or it is starting to misbehave now.
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Battery disconnect switch light

Sounds suspiciously like the convertor may be having an issue or the LED is fried. Time for the multimeter!
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