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pianotuna

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Posted: 11/28/22 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

heyobie wrote:

Which solenoid did you buy? I'd like to replace mine


I got 2 rated for 200 amps. I don't remember the brand name.


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Posted: 11/28/22 02:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tekonsha 7000 is agood quality battery disconnect relay. Comes as shown in link a three terminal and also comes with four pole. Tekonsha 7001
NAPA carries same type of relay. Relay must be continuous duty and not a starting relay.


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Posted: 11/28/22 10:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

heyobie wrote:

Which solenoid did you buy? I'd like to replace mine


Here's the Trombetta "Bear DC contactor" solenoid that I now use in our Class C that connects the coach batteries to the engine alternator system - note that the one I use is the 2nd one down in the chart, rated for 225 amps continuous duty, and is the version with silver contact material. It is not inexpensive, but IMHO on-the-road-reliability should be very high on one's list:

https://www.trombetta.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/bear-family.pdf


2005 E450 Itasca 24V Class C

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