In use/store switch

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Sailor!!
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In use/store switch

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Just wondering if anyone could tell me the type of switch for the in use/store. When I put the switch in the in use charging position, it stays there. When I push the switch to the store position, it springs back to a center position like a momentary switch would. It will not remain engaged in the store position. Is this normal or is the store position supposed to be a momentary connection
Common sense tells me it should be either a SPDT or DPDT switch. Any info would be a great help.
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Re: In use/store switch

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I'm not sure of the switch type details, but is it working? Kills the 12v to the house side of things?
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Re: In use/store switch

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It is a DPDT switch, and kind of specialized, as you already realized. Unlike most switch, it is center-off, momentary in one direction, and latching in the other direction. I do not know if these can be easily found other than specialty electronic shop.

I thought the momentary direction is for the USE position, but I can be wrong.. I might have put it back up side down. You may want to see if other folk can confirm, but if you never touched it, the way you described is probably the way it suppose to be.
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Re: In use/store switch

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Thanks for the replys. I sometimes have to push it to the store position a couple of times to disconnect the 12V house banks and it always springs back to the center position. Another question, the "charge- in use light is always on whether the switch is in the center position or switched fully to the in use, charging position. Is that also normal or should the switch be depressed to the in use position for normal operation? It doesn't seem to make an operational difference when the switch is in either of those two positions. Thanks again.
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Re: In use/store switch

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One more thing to add to my last post. When I do press the switch a couple of times to the store position and the house system disconnects, the store led indicator does not stay lit. The only time I have seen it lit more than momentarily is when the low voltage warning is activated.
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Re: In use/store switch

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Sailor!! wrote: May 12th, 2022, 7:28 pm One more thing to add to my last post. When I do press the switch a couple of times to the store position and the house system disconnects, the store led indicator does not stay lit. The only time I have seen it lit more than momentarily is when the low voltage warning is activated.
I don't think there is a LED for the STORE mode. Are you talking about the red LED with label "switch to ON when lit" indicator? That only comes on when you have shore power and the switch is in the STORE position. The LED and buzzer let you know to turn on the LVD so that it can charge the coach batteries.

As for the other questions, I modified mine, so mine behaves differently. I let others help you out on those. I do remember you need to purposefully press down on STORE for the switch to hold the toggle there, but it is not needed for the function as long as it made one contact. See the manual in the reference forum here for the LVD. Essentially, it is the manual override function, and you do not need to keep a constant contact on STORE for it to be in store mode, but it is just to make sure it won't accidentally connect to USE. So when it is on the center off position, the LVD mode is whatever the switch position it was in (STORE or USE) previously. You can think of it as a memory of some sort. (I think your switch is working properly).
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