Battery cut off switch

gimpyrobb

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I have. Its a great addition! No more need to remove a battery cable to work on the truck or to try and disable it at a display! Mine is a military one I got roaming around in an MV scrap yard. Wish I could find some more of them. Put it out of site, but easy to reach.
 

DieselBob

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I am going to install one after I get the brakes and wheel seals done for the reasons gimpyrobb stated. As far as buying cheap-o anything, I look at it this way. What could be the worst possible moment for an item to fail. say 20 miles from home at night in a pouring rain storm it's 35deg out, on a back road in nowhere and my cell phone battery is dead. Was the money I saved on the cheap-o part worth it. My 2cents
 

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Well, if I tell you where I put mine in this Forum then it would not be a secret anymore would it and therefore not much of a deterent. Suffice it to say I installed a key operated one of about 600 amp. capacity I believe. I just turn it off when I park it either at home or anywhere else and leave the key right in it. I am secure at home and on the road I'm never gone from it long enough to worry about anyone finding the switch and taking off. On very rare occasions I have pulled the key though.
I don't remember the brand but it is of good quality, more than ample for the job.
BC
 

Speddmon

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I installed one right behind the passenger seat very near where the slave receptacle wires go through the cab floor. I used a commercially available one, but when we recovered doghead's wrecker from Columbus, it had the exact same one installed to the rear of the cab of his "new" truck. So I don't know if the one I used is a military one of not, since they use a lot of industrial rated electrical stuff.
 

M35Brown

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I installed a CAT master switch P/N 7N0718 $66.88 new form CAT.
Installed in in the Positive cable, and located on the right firewall.
Had to make one new wire from the switch to the starter.
It has a key, (all CAT keys are the same) but the person wanting to steel your truck, will not have a CAT key. (I hope)
 

6x6guy

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I have installed a few, available at auto parts store, but the only problem -
with the 2 different manufactures the keys are interchangable between
both of them ( its like a skeleton key) one key fits all. The switches were
placed betweenbatteries and I still lock the battery accesss door-
it will still slow them down a bit.
But like anything else, " If Somebody wants what you have bad enough,
it will be"- as it was written a long, long time ago. :roll:
 

bsorcs

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Re switch installation, can anyone tell me if a deuce alternator is unitized? If no, then conceivably a kill switch with AFD is a good idea.

bill steinkampf
 

JasonS

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I put mine on the battery box which makes it easily accessible and lockable using a padlock on the battery door. The switch is between the negative of one battery and positive of the other.
 

Albin

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markmontana

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What would happen to that switch in the winter when you crank up a nice cold Deuce to start it?

No, I really want to know.

I'm just guessing here but I think there is more during cranking than 50Amps.
:)

sw
It's never had a problem in cold weather -- using it in a couple different trucks. Of course it doesn't get colder than about zero around here. There are several trucks with same system and never heard of an issue.
 

namedpipes

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Computer geek by trade and I live in an area where the truck would grow legs and wander off into the night.

WHEN I get mine in the spring, keyless remote entry hooked up to a relay should do the trick. Maybe with an led on the dash indicating go/no go.

*chirp*
 
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