Profile Picture

Battery Cutoff Switch

Posted By oldtrucknut74 6 Years Ago
You don't have permission to rate!
Author
Message
Jess
Posted 5 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
First Gear

First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)First Gear (91 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Last Year
Posts: 43, Visits: 253
I have one on just about all are equipment and like the ones I get at cat the best they are made by cole herst and have never had any trouble with one I always put it on the ground side that way when installing batteries if you touch the pos post and frame with a wrench it will not do anything if switch is off. If installed on pos side battery pos post to ground will always spark no matter switch position
rubbishman
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
5th Over

5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)5th Over (1.3K reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 2 days ago
Posts: 1.1K, Visits: 3.8K
You should probably get a 2 pole version, I got the C-H 75907 (2000amp intermittent) one, and route the alternator field feed through it, if you throw the cutoff if the key switch is on, it could kill the alt. diodes. I found that out the hard way years ago.

Just a thought.

H.S.Blake

H.S.Blake
1971 IH VCO(T)-190 Leach 2R Packmaster
Fawnskin, CA 6,750 feet above tidewater
Geoff Weeks
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
13th direct

13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)13th direct (3.4K reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 5 minutes ago
Posts: 2.8K, Visits: 18.6K
Ground is only ground if it connected to one side of the battery, if the ground side is open (not connected to the battery) then there is no short.
Mark Brubaker
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
Fourth Gear

Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)Fourth Gear (484 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Last Year
Posts: 322, Visits: 1.9K
I'm an electrical dummy. I never understood why the switches are installed in the ground side of the circuit. If the truck develops a short and the positive is not disconnected, then won't the juice find it's own ground and make the switch useless?

'74 IH 4300

'78 IH 4070B



"Politicians are like diapers they need to be changed often, and for the same reason." -Mark Twain




Eddy Lucast
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
13th Over

13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Last Active: Yesterday
Posts: 3.7K, Visits: 15.0K
Peter put two of the Cole Hersee switches on the Mack. One for the truck batteries and one for the battery pack that feeds the camper.

http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/
Eddy.Lucast@remotedata.com
203-228-1961

jhancock
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
6th Over

6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)6th Over (2.9K reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 5 days ago
Posts: 1.3K, Visits: 1.6K
I have used a couple of different brands and have installed them on the ground side.

Jim

*Always think for yourself. Don't trust the government.
J Hall
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
First Gear

First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)First Gear (16 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: 10 Months Ago
Posts: 13, Visits: 36
John Deere industrial dealers stock a pretty good switch, $37.00 Or you could go to Caterpillar for one with a key. The Cat switch will handle anything. I have a loader with a 3412 engine with two starters and four group 8D batteries going through one master switch.
wayne graham
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
13th Over

13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)13th Over (5.2K reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Yesterday
Posts: 4.5K, Visits: 8.7K
John, me too. Wayne

I cried because I had no shoes till I met a man who had no class.
John Woge
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
Fourth Gear

Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)Fourth Gear (416 reputation)

Group: Forum Members
Last Active: Last Week
Posts: 250, Visits: 3.6K
I use a Cole Hersee(sp?) on the ground side of each pair of batteries. Can't remember the #, but it's been heavy enough so far

john
oldtrucknut74
Posted 6 Years Ago
View Quick Profile
Fourth Gear

Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)Fourth Gear (441 reputation)

Group: Anonymous / Guest
Last Active: 4 Years Ago
Posts: 216, Visits: 562
Any suggestions or recommendations for brands of cut off switches to use on 12V system on a big truck? I've been through two of them on my truck in the last few years. It took me awhile to figure out how long to crank the engine when it won't start. I had the IH dealer install one when I first bought the truck and they installed in on the positive terminal. Does it matter if it is positive or negative connected? Pros and Cons for either? I just watched a video on the Flaming Rivers Brand and have also found a cutoff switch that is used for heavy equipment on Amazon.

Thomas Hudgins
1970 Chevrolet K20 
1974 International F4270 Eagle




Similar Topics