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Old 10-08-2015, 01:45 PM   #11
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As I understand it, the CO and smoke detectors are wired direct off the battery, around the switch so they do not inadvertently get turned off. So they drain the battery a little at a time. I think that's the way I understand it.
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:07 PM   #12
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In my 2010 the disconnect switch completely disconnects everything from the batteries. Is that no longer the case?
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Old 10-08-2015, 02:49 PM   #13
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In my 2010 the disconnect switch completely disconnects everything from the batteries. Is that no longer the case?
It is likely, and likely intentional as a safety measure.

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Old 10-08-2015, 03:08 PM   #14
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We've never removed the batteries for winter. The solar keeps them topped up. Where we park the trailer it is quite windy and the panels are usually clear of snow.

We turn off the master switch, which I believe disconnects everything except the solar.
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I believe that the switch eliminates all connection with the trailer, except for the solar.
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:37 PM   #16
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Anyone have a wiring diagram?

I asked ETI when I got the trailer and they said there wasn't one available. Maybe now?
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Old 10-08-2015, 04:49 PM   #17
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As someone else recently posted, there are so many options and customizations that a wiring diagram would need to be custom for each trailer.
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OK well then I don't know where phantom draws would come from then. We used to have to hard wire fire exit signs in the Rec centers., plus they had a gel cell backup battery so they could not get accidentally turned off or disconnected. My brother is the electrician in the family. I take my flashlight to the hardware store so the nice man can change the batteries
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Old 10-08-2015, 05:25 PM   #19
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We've never removed the batteries for winter. The solar keeps them topped up. Where we park the trailer it is quite windy and the panels are usually clear of snow.

We turn off the master switch, which I believe disconnects everything except the solar.
We don't even bother to turn off the master switch and batteries are at 100%. We have the 160w panel
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Old 10-08-2015, 06:43 PM   #20
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As someone else recently posted, there are so many options and customizations that a wiring diagram would need to be custom for each trailer.
There should be a 'standard model' drawing.
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