Plea of help from a Neandertal

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by rangitira, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,426
    Location:
    Cornwall
    I am thinking of placing a Battery Switch somewhere in the system:BigGrin:

    BUT:Sad: anything to do with "letric or plumbing, I, like the Neandertal , am a bit Wearie!!!:cry:

    I see 2 master battery switches in the CAK Tanks Catalogue,
    #1 100amp or 500amp for 10 secs:Eek!:
    OR
    #2 150amp or 1200amp for 5secs:Eek!:

    I have a Ducatto 1.9tdi, which one do I go for?

    Getting to fix the bloody thing in:Sad: Does it go in the + side or the - side?
    Can I fix it , that it is under the drivers seat?

    Will the resistance , ohms amps volts whatever???? be affected???
    OR?
    Should I disappear into cyberspace and let a qualified Auto Electrician do the job?

    :helptitanic::helpsos::helpsos::helpsos::helpsos::helpsos:
     
  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,224
    Likes Received:
    9,612
    Location:
    Dorset
    fit the bigger higher amp one as the engine sucks a lot of power for a short time at start up. I would put it in the earth cable as theres too many connections to the positive.

    take one side of the switch and fit a heavy cable to the negative terminal of the battery and the other to the chassis. use quality cables and insulate the terminal posts on the back of the switch. if youre worried about messing with the electrics open your wallet and get a professional job done. if you do it wrong it will cause all manner of problems but follow the simple instructions and it should be fine. just use high quality cables and dont think its worth saving a couple of quid

    i presume this is to prevent the battery draining, and not as a security measure? if its for security it would be better to fit a hidden switch to the fuel pump relay circuit
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Wildbill

    Wildbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2011
    Messages:
    7,082
    Likes Received:
    12,079
    Location:
    Goole funster top up and elsan point
    put it on plus+ put it where it is most convenient to you mine is under my driver seat
    just make Shure you use good quality thick battery wire
    sum on will be along soon to tell me I am wrong but it should not affect any thing just use good quality kit:thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. DavidG58

    DavidG58 Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2013
    Messages:
    6,285
    Likes Received:
    12,127
    Location:
    Bolsover, Derbyshire
    IMO get it done when in for your next hab check

    I cooked the whole wiring loom on an Austin Maxi 35 years ago doing something I thought I could!! Last thing I did on car electrics

    Too may things could go wrong here for me
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. rangitira

    rangitira Funster

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2010
    Messages:
    6,265
    Likes Received:
    12,426
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Many thanks for the input fellas!

    You've confirmed my "fears" While I am game enough to tackle most things, LETRIC and PLUMPING are a no no
    I'll get the stronger one, then look up Auto Electrician in the Thompsons Gazette:Rofl1:
     
  6. acting_strange

    acting_strange

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    3,398
    Likes Received:
    2,568
    Location:
    North Hykeham
    If you put it on the Earth (negative) side then if there is a short with it basically nothing will happen....safer than a positive short...
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Mike B

    Mike B Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2014
    Messages:
    794
    Likes Received:
    2,289
    Location:
    Harleston, Norfolk
    Why not wait for billthedrill fix it meet. :Laughing:
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page