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Old December 16th, 2015, 09:12 PM
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Battery CutOff Switch

Has anyone here had any experience with the heavy duty battery cutoff switch from harbor freight. I envision using this during deployments and trips in order to save my battery.



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there's a few things I don't trust China on. high tensile strength, brakes and high amperage. the fact that you can get Hella or other marine quality for under $20 makes the choice clear.
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Old December 16th, 2015, 09:25 PM
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Old December 16th, 2015, 09:32 PM
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Harbor Freight switch + your truck could very well =
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I trust standards in Asia very little. I mean when there is an electrical outlet in the shower..... Hmmm

Mexico either. I've seen wiring in my hotel rooms zip tied to plumbing.
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BlueSea #7700 $150 on amazon prime. comes with a switch so I don't need to pull the seat out or punch unnecessary holes for something like the HF unit.
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Nothing wrong with harbor freight switches. It's a switch. The components are prehistoric. The construction could be done with a chisel and file. The physics were established in the renaissance. The worst case, it fails closed - in which case, it doesn't matter. If it fails open, then your truck doesn't work. If it lights on fire, then there is a problem with battery drain and it has nothing to do with the switch.

The real question is why you couldn't just disconnect the positive lead.
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The real question is why you couldn't just disconnect the positive lead.
This will make life easier... OJOP The Original Quick Release Battery Connector - Sweden. — Tiktaalik

Still need to install mine & work out new power distribution.
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Or better yet, leave you truck on a Battery Tender.
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Or better yet, leave you truck on a Battery Tender.

This.

I use this Deltran Battery Tender all the time: http://www.amazon.com/Deltran-Batter...attery++tender

Never have to worry about my truck running low on juice. Batteries don't die so often from lack of use.
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