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Best battery disconnect switch?

close up of installed battery cut off switch disconnect

I installed this battery disconnect switch to prevent a small short in our truck from draining the battery.

It's a well built product that was easy to install.

Hooking up the battery cable to the switch first gives you a little more wiggle room to get things tightened. You have to reach under a heater hose to reach the knob, but it's a whole lot better than jumping the truck every time we need to use it.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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