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Old 02-04-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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Question about Voltage Voltage

I always turn off my battery switch in my Voltage to keep the minor items draining my battery between outings. Yesterday I got into the unit and started the generator before realizing I had forgotten to turn on the battery switch located in the storage compartment. The generator turned over and started. At first I thought I had forgotten to turn off the switch yet when I checked it the switch was indeed off.
My question is does the switch only isolate the unit from drawing any current but by passes the generator so it will still operate.
I was under the impression the battery cutoff switch totally isolated the battery. Am I wrong here. Does the battery still charge with the cut off switch turned off??
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:16 PM   #2
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The Generator is connected directly to your batteries for starting purposes. Obviously there was enough juice left between charging to start your genny.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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Battery disconrct

With my 3600 voltage to test if its truly isolating the main power breakers, turn off the disconect go to the converter with a volt meter, ours did not totaly disconnect, they had to install a new battery disconect. The generator is always conected directly to the batterys. If the converter is working properly and you still have power, going past it like ours was things go bab quickley, our converter went out twice second time it fryed 4 6volt batterys, dutchman wont replace them. So if converter is good and theres still power to the rest of the coach its got to be the disconect.
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