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Need some help selecting a big cutoff switch.


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Old 04-02-2015, 08:36 PM
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Need some help selecting a big cutoff switch.

I thought this was going to be an easy search. I have used battery cut off switches many times in the past. But I think I might be looking in the wrong direction. I have looked at page after page of cutoff switches and the selections in the parts stores is terrible.

So here is the plan. I am running 2 gauge battery cable from the battery to the back of the truck so I can power the winch on my trailer. I want to install a cutoff switch in the cab so the cable is not hot all the time. I want the switch to handle the power, be somewhat simple to install, and not look too bad all at the same time. Any suggestions?
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How does this one look?
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Look here also.

12 Volt DC switches,12 and 24 volt heavy duty toggle switches,push pull switches
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The keyed switch s the style I normally use. But because this is going in the interior of my wife's truck, I wanted it to "blend" a bit better.

I have looked at toggle switches but I could not find one that can handle that kind cable and power.

The Flaming River stuff is nice. I have used many of their products. But their cutoff switch is not what I had in mind.
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Find a nice switch to run a high amp solenoid
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Or this: http://www.colehersee.com/home/item/cat/208/75920/
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I like that, it looks almost OE. That is kind of what I had in mind. I think if I install it correctly it will almost look like it came with the truck.
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Find a nice switch to run a high amp solenoid
X2, or you can look at marine battery selector switches.
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Find a nice switch to run a high amp solenoid
X2, or you can look at marine battery selector switches.
X3. I wouldn't want to run the actual 2 gauge wire into the cab. Too much of a chance of something shorting it out/hitting and breaking it.
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