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Fiat Ducato Battery Isolator Switch

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This there a switch to easily install to provide vehicle battery isolation. My engine battery tends to drain after 3 or so weeks standing idle.

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You can fit battery terminal switches quite easily and cheaply. Seem them in auto parts stores and e-bay.

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Before you think about doing that just remember that isolating it will mean you have to enter the radio code when you next switch on and if you have an alarm fitted you may have to use the remote control to enter a series of beeps to initiate it.

Of course, without power your alarm and central locking will not work - your insurance company may well be unhappy about such a modification as it will change the risk.

The alternative, IMO a better alternative, would be to fit a solar panel to keep the batteries topped up. It may well only require a 20w panel which may be removable so you put it where it has maximum solar gain, that may not be flat on the roof.

To me, this sort of thing might be worth looking at;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/50W-10-in...r=503512033468

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