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E Support Car Battery Isolator Disconnect Cut OFF Power Kill Switch

by E Support

4.6 out of 5 stars   17 customer reviews

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Con : Harder to instal

Pro : EZ to turn  vs 

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Top Post Battery Master Disconnect Switch  GAMA Electronics



4.3 out of 5 stars   285 customer reviews


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Pro : EZ-er to instal

Con : Harder to turn .  Questionable reliability  vs

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Marinco 701 Battery Disconnect Switch

by Marinco

4.7 out of 5 stars   168 customer reviews  [Image: 418rJCUCffL._SY355_.jpg]

33 answered questions  #1 Best Sellerin Boat Battery Switches

Con : Harder to Instal , need xtra wire (s) & mounting screws

Pro : Good Reliability , non-conductive plastic

could it be used in a car ?

Answer:
Yes, I used it in my car as a battery cut off switch. 
By botto on August 26, 2015



Yes it can be used in a car. In fact, I installed one on my 

2013 Ford Focus so I can disconnect my battery when I'm towing it with my motorhome
 (a required action per the Ford owners manual). I disconnected the cable from the battery
 and hooked it to the Marinco disconnect switch. I then purchased a short terminal to… see more 
By Frank R on August 26, 2015



Yes it can but do the negative cable and maje sure u get all grounds 

By Randy Smith on August 26, 2015


for my scion tC 06 & Sienna 98

I use the first one for the disconnect switch for my solar panels. I do this because my panels are portable and it's not a good idea to plug and unplug the panels with power in the wires. my switch is ratted for 150A @ 12v. I like it because the switch cannot be live(turned on) unless the key is inserted and turned. highdesertranger
(12-21-2015, 10:46 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: [ -> ]I use the first one for the disconnect switch for my solar panels.  I do this because my panels are portable and it's not a good idea to plug and unplug the panels with power in the wires.  my switch is ratted for 150A @ 12v.  I like it because the switch cannot be live(turned on) unless the key is inserted and turned.  highdesertranger

 Where in the set up did you place the disconnect switch.

I'm headed for portable panels as well and would never have thought about not connecting/disconnecting them with power in them.
You don't need a switch for portable panels.  Lay the panel(s) out upside down.  Connect everything and then turn the panel over.
I installed mine right before the controller. you can do it like B and C said also. but mine are easier to do with a switch. highdesertranger
(12-22-2015, 03:57 PM)B and C Wrote: [ -> ]You don't need a switch for portable panels.  Lay the panel(s) out upside down.  Connect everything and then turn the panel over.

(12-22-2015, 05:53 PM)highdesertranger Wrote: [ -> ]I installed mine right before the controller.  you can do it like B and C said also.  but mine are easier to do with a switch.  highdesertranger

If you don't want to or can't lay the panels upside down, would it be practical to throw a blanket or towel over them until they're hooked up?
I would imagine you could throw a blanket over them. for me a switch was easy. highdesertranger
I used several of the first (key style) in hot rods as a cheap anti theft device or to isolate portions of a system.

The second (battery mount) I consider junk and more of a problem than solution- most are so poorly made that conduction is compromised and vibration can create a make and break condition, the plating is crap as is the casting.

No experience with the third, but suspect it is quality.

I would want to know that they were rated for the amperage they would be subjected to.