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goaty

posted on 6/9/17 at 04:00 PM Reply With Quote
Gsxr kill switch

Hi,
I a man new to the Bec world and need some advise.

The car currently has a kill switch but this only kills the starter feed. The rest of the it inc power commended stay live.
Is this a must or can I change it to kill everything?
For when it's in storage etc to save the battery.

Cheers in advance
Joe

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nick205

posted on 6/9/17 at 04:21 PM Reply With Quote
Does it not depend on how the switch is wired in?
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craigdiver

posted on 6/9/17 at 05:13 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by goaty
Hi,
I a man new to the Bec world and need some advise.

The car currently has a kill switch but this only kills the starter feed. The rest of the it inc power commended stay live.
Is this a must or can I change it to kill everything?
For when it's in storage etc to save the battery.

Cheers in advance
Joe


You could add a battery isolator (with the big red key - search on ebay for battery isolator). Easy to fit by breaking into the main positive battery cable and does what it says on the tin.





If it ain't broken, fix it anyway (just because).

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goaty

posted on 6/9/17 at 05:19 PM Reply With Quote
That was my plan. Just didn't know if anything on there would require a permanent live. Ie ecm or power commander
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craigdiver

posted on 6/9/17 at 07:55 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by goaty
That was my plan. Just didn't know if anything on there would require a permanent live. Ie ecm or power commander


Unfortunately you can't have devices (even low current) drawing from your battery if it is in storage, e.g. over winter. These will kill your battery. I would be very surprised if whatever engine management you have would require an unswitched supply.

I have bought a battery maintenance charger. This comes with a lead and socket that permanently connects to the battery so you just plug it in to your battery, plug it into a 13A socket and it will look after and maintain your battery indefinitely.





If it ain't broken, fix it anyway (just because).

Building - BMW powered Haynes Roadster/442E hybrid.

Volvo C30 T5 Polestar

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goaty

posted on 6/9/17 at 08:07 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers guys
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