Re: Introduction to Batteries and Charging Systems
I agree with you on the pushing of their isolator. This was probably written before they designed their separator or I'm sure they would tried to push that. I have thought of wiring in a switch or a solenoid like you said as a fail safe, but then I keep thinking when I need it the switch or solenoid won't work either. So my current plan is move the battery cables to the same terminal on the separator. It won't be as easy as using a switch, but hopefully I won't have to put this plan into place to often. I did put a switch on my auxiliary start line. It still goes to the ignition switch, but I can disable it if I want ( I have the V10, and don't have to worry about glow plugs). I usually disable it when using the SMB around town just to make sure I am not masking a starter battery going south.
2004 E350 EB V10 E/PH 2WD