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Old 13th January 2011, 19:15   #16
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you can get a switch that is used to disconnect the battery _ve wire ( earth wire ) ,I have seen this unit on a Defender ( don't remember the exact make ) its very useful

One can just disconnect the battery very quickly, may it be for parking or for electrical job etc or even when the vehicle is not used for a while .

here is a Desi Avtar of this

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PS @ trammway , good info , these can be made here ,according to our needs .
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PS @ trammway , good info , these can be made here ,according to our needs .

I would love to have similar seat cover with my explorer, but then who will do this ?
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you can get a switch that is used to disconnect the battery _ve wire
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Sudarshan,
It is a battery cut off switch or known as DEADLOCK switch. This one was picked up in Hyderabad and is an original fitment on Tatra army trucks (24V), can be used on a 12V too.

This one has on/off positions and the lever cannot be removed.
There are other kind which has a removable L key, which is good against lesser organized thefts.

ps Watch photographed for scale.
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you can get a switch that is used to disconnect the battery _ve wire ( earth wire ) ,I have seen this unit on a Defender ( don't remember the exact make ) its very useful

One can just disconnect the battery very quickly, may it be for parking or for electrical job etc or even when the vehicle is not used for a while .

here is a Desi Avtar of this

Sudarshan
The desi avatar that is found on the Army 550's is available locally and is used to disconnect the +ve wire and not the -ve as stated above. The -ve is earthed to the body/engine/chassis.
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Hella makes those switches for 150 bucks. Available in opera house.
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The desi avatar that is found on the Army 550's is available locally and is used to disconnect the +ve wire and not the -ve as stated above. The -ve is earthed to the body/engine/chassis.
That's right the battery disconnect switch was made available in MM550 Army jeeps. Here is a picture of it's whereabout in MM550

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In my view these things are best bought in India as it works out cheaper and last longer. Only thing the presentation and design is not that good compare to its foreign siblings.
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That's right the battery disconnect switch was made available in MM550 Army jeeps. Here is a picture of it's whereabout in MM550
I need to be careful here , you people have good sharp eyes

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Only thing the presentation and design is not that good compare to its foreign siblings.
That's the exact reason to suggest . fool proof quality.

@ papaboost, think why I insist to fit this on _ve/earth wire .

Sudarshan

This is a good measure to prevent further damage/fire in case of short circuits .

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Hella makes those switches for 150 bucks. Available in opera house.
Tejas,
Hope it is the one I posted you are referring to for 150 bucks, I would love to have a dozen at least for friends, then.
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This is for comparison, the Tatra heavy duty and its desi counterpart.

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.

@Trammway: The seat pockets are great. However, i'm building a half cabin. Won't be able to access them.

@Sudarshan: If you want the switch, i have a spare one lying around with me. Nut splitter i'll ask around

@GTO: couldn't find good Jeep logos but ordered a set of Transformers logos (the autobot and decepticon emblems). Compressor i got. Jerry can et al available here and they occupy too much space if not weight.

@Gogi: no one makes waterproof alternators

Other things i ordered till now:

- Aircraft style flip switches (water resistant)
- Britpart mushroom snorkel head
- Siren with megaphone

Soon to be ordered:
- lockable bonnet latches
- searching for round LED "the Dog" type rear tail lights
- ratchet type tie downs
- searching for internally adjustable spotlights - like those in early cadilacs or in some american police cars.

I already have an accelerometer based tilt meter which can be set to change colour and sound an alarm at preset angles. See screenshot below:
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Hope it is the one I posted you are referring to for 150 bucks, I would love to have a dozen at least for friends, then.
Dear Fazalji,

See below the pic for the Hella brand. Let me know if you require any, i will courier them to you.



EDIT: The red key is removable.

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Let me know if you require any, i will courier them to you. The red key is removable.
Dear Tejas,
It is a good quality switch and for 150 bucks its too reasonable.
The removable key is good for safety against theft or kids.
Would you be interested in sending me 5 pieces for a start? I can PM my address to you.
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Dear Fazalji,

See below the pic for the Hella brand. Let me know if you require any, i will courier them to you.



EDIT: The red key is removable.


Tempting to ask for one. Tejas could you send one for me too?
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Tempting to ask for one. Tejas could you send one for me too?
can i have one too. Looks interesting, is it like a proper key?
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Lol. I think this will be the souvenir during the EXAMM! 2011

I'll send across to whoever wants it. No issue.

Siva, your earlier stuff is also with me. Will add to it.

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I already have an accelerometer based tilt meter which can be set to change colour and sound an alarm at preset angles. See screenshot below:
Tejas, where did you get these from? What was the cost? I would like to get one of these.

-Biju

p.s. You started off asking for what to buy and ended up sending stuff to people
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