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Old 06-10-2020, 06:52 AM   #21
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This is from the Summit Racing website on the American Autowire 500834:






These American Autowire remote master disconnect switches are made of high-quality materials. They have a voltage compatibility of 6 to 36 V and operate off of a push-button disconnect and reconnect switch.


Says it is good for 6 volts.
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Old 06-10-2020, 07:33 AM   #22
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I found a Cole-Hersee Boston made one on the dreaded eBay, nice quality switch.
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Old 06-10-2020, 08:36 AM   #23
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Mine is on the floor, right behind and centered between the seats. I use a "2nd" battery, much cheaper, hasn't needed a charge in 12 years.
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Old 06-11-2020, 08:54 PM   #24
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I found a Cole-Hersee Boston made one on the dreaded eBay, nice quality switch.
Any chance we can get a pic showing country of origin or the seller's name, I would like to get one, thanks
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:02 PM   #25
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Is the switch located on the Pos.+ side or the Neg.- of the batterie?
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:47 PM   #26
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Is the switch located on the Pos.+ side or the Neg.- of the batterie?

Negative side of battery...
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Old 06-11-2020, 09:49 PM   #27
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Is the switch located on the Pos.+ side or the Neg.- of the batterie?

That is a whole other can of worms. I believe the sanctioning bodies say switch the hot (positive terminal). On my '39 I switch the ground (negative)
With the ground disconnected you don't have the issue of a spark if you accidentally touch a hot wire to ground. With the hot disconnected you still have the chance of a spark if the positive terminal on the battery some how makes contact to ground. JMO.
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Old 06-12-2020, 12:14 AM   #28
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Thank You,
I'm on the Neg.._ Just checking.
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Old 06-21-2020, 10:02 AM   #29
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Picked up an old original Cole-Hersee, PO said it was installed but it looks like new, any way to test it before I install it?
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Old 06-21-2020, 03:28 PM   #30
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If you forget and leave a solenoid switch latched -on-for a couple of weeks will it drain the battery?

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Old 06-21-2020, 04:36 PM   #31
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I put mine right here, works great for 10 years now.
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Old 06-21-2020, 05:01 PM   #32
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tinker>>>Just have one battery cable slightly loose. Tight but can be pulled off. Been doing this for over a decade. Still runs, still 6 volt. Granted it's a pain on a 36 with a battery under the cab floor. But very little issue with the later.>>>


IMO, best idea. Terminals & ends are tapered of soft lead. So push down & twist to lock on. Lift up & twist the other way to unlock off. Always done it this way with tapered terminals. Jack E/NJ
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Old 06-23-2020, 09:49 PM   #33
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Default Suggestions on Battery Cut off switch

I went with a Intellitec dual latching relay and a remote door lock. My battery was moved to the rumble seat area and it was a pain to climb into the rumble seat to get to the battery disconnect.

I moved the battery off the floor and mounted it under the hat shelf using a drop down battery box.


This is the dual latching relay powered by remote door lock key fob and a backup toggle switch. I had to use two 5 pin relays to reverse the polarity to operate the dual latching relay.


I mounted remote battery posts for jumpstarting if needed.


Intellitec dual latching relay. Mainly used for marine and campers batteries.



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Old 06-23-2020, 11:02 PM   #34
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I don't know if I completely understand what you have done, but that sure is a clean installation.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:32 AM   #35
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I don't know if I completely understand what you have done, but that sure is a clean installation.

Thanks for the reply, I know this setup might be a little more complex than some may want, but for me itís a convenient solution.

In short itís a battery cut off switch that you can turn off and on with a remote key fob. It works the same as it does on a modern car when you lock and unlock the doors only in this case it is turning the battery on and off. Hope this gives a little more clarity to my earlier post.


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