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Old 10-20-2012, 03:25 AM   #1
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Battery Disconnect

Can someone explain to me how the battery disconnect is supposed to work? When I flip it I still seem to get power to the trailer. Is it supposed to cut off all power? I have a Dutchmen razorback toy hauler.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:59 AM   #2
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Re: Battery Disconnect

Is your Razorback equipped with a power inverter?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Not that I am aware of
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: Battery Disconnect

Reason I ask, some(not all) RV s are set up this way.

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No Inverter equipped:
Power should completely shut off past the battery(ies)

Inverter equipped:
Power should be shut off to everything past the battery(ies) except to suppl the Inverter.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:27 PM   #5
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Re: Battery Disconnect

I'm going out on a limb here because I haven't actually tried this on my trailer (2012 Infinity 3640RL), but if your trailer was plugged into shore power when you disconnecedt the battery, it makes sense to me that the 12-volt system would still be fed by the converter which is supplied by the 120-volt system. In other words, the battery is offline but everything else remains connected.

Does that make sense?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
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I'm going out on a limb here because I haven't actually tried this on my trailer (2012 Infinity 3640RL), but if your trailer was plugged into shore power when you disconnecedt the battery, it makes sense to me that the 12-volt system would still be fed by the converter which is supplied by the 120-volt system. In other words, the battery is offline but everything else remains connected.

Does that make sense?
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Old 10-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #7
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Yeah it's not plugged in only battery but when I flip the disconnect nothing changes everything still runs fine. So I was curious if I didn't understand its purpose
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Yeah it's not plugged in only battery but when I flip the disconnect nothing changes everything still runs fine. So I was curious if I didn't understand its purpose
Is the battery disconnect switch manually operated, or relay(electrically) operated?

Is it installed on the Positive post of the battery, or the Negative post?
If connected to the (-) side, check to see if a smaller diameter wire(other than the battery cable) is connected to the Negative post. If so, this can back-feed the voltage.

Another thought. Is the battery disconnect working properly? Test it with a continuity(Ohm) meter.
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It is manual I will have to check on the wiring...
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If you are not plugged in then it should cut off all power when you use the disconnect.
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