Electrical & Battery Disconnect Switches

Electrical disconnect switches have several important jobs in commercial vehicles and equipment. Battery disconnect switches cut-off electrical power, help protect against electrical fires and theft when equipment is not in use, provide a reliable shutdown of power during maintenance, and protect batteries from excessive drain.

Commercial vehicle electrical systems are very demanding of batteries. Excessive drain happens even when the ignition switch is in the off position. Master disconnect switches are designed to power down the vehicle completely, protecting against parasitic battery drain. Cutting off the battery with a master battery disconnect switch removes all parasitic loads and small leakage currents that kill a battery over time.

Disconnect switches also prevent injury of the technicians repairing electrical systems by disconnecting all power. Current drain also happens when the ignition is on, and the vehicle or equipment is idling, like in police cars, ambulances, trucks and delivery fleets. In this case, you can't disconnect the main power, because you still need the electrical system to run. Low voltage disconnect switches are an ideal option. They monitor the battery loads and automatically disconnect only non-critical loads from batteries to prevent excessive discharge.
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44029
Manufacturer Item:
51-916
Manufacturer:
Pollak
Min. Order Qty:
1
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  • Pollak 51-902 Battery Master Disconnect Switches
  • Category: Disconnect Switches
  • Manufacturer: Pollak
  • Circuitry: SPST
  • Contact Action: On-Off
  • Current Rating: 180A
  • Voltage Rating: 6-36V
  • Terminal Type: (2) 3/8" Studs
  • Dimensions: 2-5/8" diameter, 4-3/8" long
  • Mounting stem: 3/4" diameter, 1/2" long
  • Lever operated
  • One piece die-cast housing, sealed
  • For battery circuit only
  • Does not disconnect alternator or generator
  • 1,000 amp in-rush rating
  • Key operated Pollak 51-916 Master Disconnect Switch also available
Item#:
44030
Manufacturer Item:
51-902
Manufacturer:
Pollak
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44031
Manufacturer Item:
51-904
Manufacturer:
Pollak
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1
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44032
Manufacturer Item:
51-303
Manufacturer:
Pollak
Min. Order Qty:
5
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  • Cooper Bussmann Eaton 15250-1BLR Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Category: Disconnect Switches
  • Manufacturer: Cooper Bussmann Eaton
  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Amp Rating: 400A
  • Max Volts: 50V
  • Contact Action: On-Off
  • Mounting Bracket included
  • Terminal : 1/2-13 thread tin plated stud
  • Dimensions: 8" W x 4.19" H
  • Non-fused current interrupt disconnect
  • Opens circuit between a battery and the complete electrical load
  • Max surge 2,000 amps on 20% duty, with 5 seconds on time
  • Recommended mounting on negative battery post
Item#:
44033
Manufacturer Item:
15250-1BLR
Manufacturer:
EATON
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44034
Manufacturer Item:
51-322
Manufacturer:
Pollak
Min. Order Qty:
5
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  • Cole Hersee 75712-04 Reverse Rotary Switch
  • Category: Disconnect Switches
  • Manufacturer: Cole Hersee
  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Circuitry: DPDT
  • Amp Rating: 50A
  • Max Volts: 12V
  • Contact Action: (Reverse On)-Off-(On)
  • Contact Type: (4) 10-32 Screws
  • Spring returns to Off from both On positions
  • Allows forward/reverse motion of a motor without the need for a relay, especially for operation of tarps on trucks
  • Heavy Duty component parts: 3/32" thick terminals, silver-laminated contacts to resist arcing over a long working life
  • 2.09" diameter (53.1mm) steel case
  • Mounting stem 1/2"-20 thread
Item#:
44035
Manufacturer Item:
75712-04
Manufacturer:
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand
Min. Order Qty:
1
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281
 
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  • Emergency stop disconnect switch
  • Heavy duty strike off switch
  • Twist to connect, push to disconnect
  • -13°F (-25°C) to 185°F (85°)C temp rating
  • 250A at 24V
Item#:
44037
Min. Order Qty:
1
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  • Cole Hersee M-750 Master Battery Selector/Disconnect Switch
  • Category: Disconnect Switches
  • Manufacturer: Cole Hersee
  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Circuitry: SPST
  • Amp Ratings:
    • 310A for Continuous Duty
    • 500A for Intermittent Duty
  • Max Volts: 6-36V Variable
  • Contact Action: On-Off
  • Contact Type: (3) 3/8" Studs
  • Heavy-duty vaporproof, weather-, dust-, and corrosion-resistant
  • Marine UL Listed
  • Minimizes battery drain
  • Gives a reliable shutdown of power during maintenance
  • Helps protect against electrical fires, when the vehicle is not in use
  • Provides back-up starting power in an emergency
  • Allows use of the first, second or both batteries simultaneously
  • Can be surface mounted or installed through 3-5/16" diameter panel hole
Item#:
44043
Manufacturer Item:
M-750
Manufacturer:
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand
Min. Order Qty:
1
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26
 
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  • Pollak 52-613 Momentary Start Switches
  • Category: Push Button Switches
  • Manufacturer: Pollak
  • Component Type: Push-Button Start Switch
  • Contact Action: Off-(On)
  • Normally off
  • Contact Type: (2) 8" 14GA Leads
  • Current Ratings: 25A @ 6V, 15A @ 12V
  • Stem Dimensions: 1-1/16" L
  • PVC coating protects from dust and weather
Item#:
44046
Manufacturer Item:
52-613
Manufacturer:
Pollak
Min. Order Qty:
1
Avail #:
255
 
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  • Cole Hersee 880062 Terra Battery Disconnect Switch
  • Category: Disconnect Switches
  • Manufacturer: Littelfuse Terra Power Systems
  • SR Series
  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Circuitry: SPST
  • Amp Rating: 300A
  • Max Volts: 32V
  • Contact Action: On-Off
  • Panel mount
  • Temp. Range: -58°F (-50°C) to 221°F (105°C)
  • Terminal stud size 3/8"-16 x 7/8" Long
  • Isolate high current DC circuits from battery sources
  • Stainless steel hardware and tin-plated copper studs
  • Ignition protection to SAE J1171 and ISO 8846 for installation in a battery box of on vehicles carrying hazardous loads
  • Internal components protected from harsh weather environments: IP66 & IP6K9K rated
Item#:
44056
Manufacturer Item:
880062
Manufacturer:
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand
Min. Order Qty:
1
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  • Cole Hersee 880175 Battery Disconnect Switches
  • Category: Disconnect Switches
  • Manufacturer: Littelfuse Terra Power Systems
  • TR Series
  • Switch Type: Mechanical
  • Circuitry: DPST
  • Amp Rating: 500A
  • Max Volts: 48V
  • Contact Action: On-Off
  • Contact Type: (4) M12 Studs
  • Dual pole master battery disconnect switch ideal for cutting electrical system from the battery
  • Also used for applications needing switching of two circuits or switching both positive and negative
  • Switch two vehicle voltage circuits simultaneously (24V and 12V)
  • Direct lockout/tagout capability in the on or off position (padlock or hasp)
  • With an ingress protection to IP67 and IP69K, the master disconnect switch can mount in exposed locations on the vehicle
  • Drop-in replacement to existing competitive master disconnect switch
  • Ignition protected to SAE J1171 and ISO 8846 for installation in a battery box or on vehicles carrying hazardous loads
  • Turning the key to the right 90° will turn ON the switch, turning the knob/key to the left 90° will turn OFF the switch
  • Turning the key will simultaneously turn on or off both poles of the switch
  • High power connections are made via ring terminals or eyelets on cables to the device's terminal studs with markings adjacent to terminal studs for circuit 1, 2, 3, 4
Item#:
44057
Manufacturer Item:
880175 TR SERIES
Manufacturer:
Cole Hersee-A Littelfuse Brand
Min. Order Qty:
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