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Battery disconnect switch update 2016

battery disconnect for a Chevy S-10

This battery disconnect switch is about a year old.

It turned out to be a great solution to our battery draining issue and the brass terminal is showing no signs of corrosion.

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Hi Mark and Anna,

I use them too. Apparently only a little drain on lead acid batteries drains them pretty quickly.

I have a 1990 Olds with a cutoff switch. No longer any problems with dead batteries and having to replace them from time to time when they have been left discharged for too long.

Haven't yet tried your onion starting method. It IS on my list of things to do.


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