The battery disconnect switch is used to separate the batteries from the 12-volt distribution panel and converter charging system. Airstream uses two different types of battery disconnect switches
Manual Disconnect Switches (Bambi, Basecamp)
Shore: If the battery disconnect is in the "Off/Store" position, the battery does not charge with an external power source (Plugged in). The disconnect switch must be in the "On/Use" position to charge from shore power.
The solar system and plugging into the vehicles charge line (7-way) will charge the batteries in either position.
Electronic Battery Disconnect Switch
With the electronic battery disconnect feature, the batteries will charge with any source in both the "on/use" or "off/store" position.
For models manufactured before model year 2022 (July 2021), use the following electronic battery disconnect switch instructions.
For models manufactured after model year 2022 (July 2021), use the following electronic battery disconnect instructions.
Classic and Pottery Barn specific models.