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Old 04-24-2019, 03:40 PM   #1
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I have a pull lever in the front exterior storage area that is labeled "Pull On/Off Battery". So if I pull it, does that mean I'm running off the battery instead of shore power? Does my pull lever need therapy or medication or am I the confused one for not know if pulling the lever turns the battery on or off?
Does said battery lever need to be pushed in or out when I'm on shore power or driving down the road for the battery to charge?
I've been RV'ing for 20 years...just kidding. I bought it at the end of last year and I've had Frida out 3 times now. I can spend a few days and gas money to test it myself, but I was hoping one of you would have magic answers for me. Thank you and cheers for a good season!
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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That switch works to either connect or disconnect your battery from the rest if the trailers 12V systems. Normally you want to leave it in the on position, which would be pulled out. That way when you're on shore power the battery will get charged by the converter. When driving, the tow vehicle will also provide some battery charging. Also disconnnecting the battery while driving may disable the emergency braking function that activates the trailer brakes in the event the trailer breaks loose of the tow vehicle. (There seems to be some variation on this depending on how the trailer is wired.)
Really, the only time you need to turn the switch off is if you want to isolate the battery so that it doesn't get discharged.
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One more tip -- push that switch to the "in" (off) position before handling the battery.
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Thank you so much for the information. HUGE help. Getting the labeler out right now.
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One more tip -- a couple of times, we accidentally pushed the button in, cutting off our power. I now use a little cup hook that loops over the shaft of the button, keeping it in place until I really want to push it in.
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:08 PM   #6
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Great tip, thank you. It's in just the right spot that I can easily push it in by accident when I put my tool box in. Maybe I'll screw in a u-bracket over the top. I have a bunch of them just sitting in my garage from an old failed project. Thanks again!
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