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Battery quick disconnect for the XC 90?

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Battery quick disconnect for the XC 90?

Post by Aznav » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:12 pm

Does anyone know if there is such a thing to enable me disconnect the battery without having to spend 3+l minutes moving boxes, coaxing the first cover off, unscrewing three bolts, etc? Man, that would be such a help. Thanks!

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Re: Battery quick disconnect for the XC 90?

Post by oragex » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:31 pm

There are switches but these usually sit directly on the battery posts. I personally tossed that battery cover long ago (but I don't have boxes inside the trunk) www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMT1RdnkxnY
There is also a power cable inside the engine bay, perhaps above the ABS unit, but not sure if this cuts the power to the entire car - but if so, may try to install a power switch at this place - this will need to be taken care by a professional
I would add, if you go with a switch, get a quality one, not one of those cheap chinese stuff. And we also may want to have the key in POSII when switching the power on/off

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Re: Battery quick disconnect for the XC 90?

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:05 am

A latching disconnect relay requires no power to stay open or closed. A magnet holds it open. A spring holds it closed. Solenoid pull/pulls it in and out of the magnetic field.

You could mount the activation switch in a convenient location, push button operation.

Intellitec 01-00055-000. $34.00 + a cable.

Specifications: 100A 12V Continuous Duty
Actuation current 3.0A
Min actuation voltage 9.0V
Max continuous carry current 100A
Max short term carry current (30 secs) 500A
Ambient temperature -40 to + 85C
Contact life at full load Min 10,000 cycles

Intellitec 01-00055-000 service manual.


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Re: Battery quick disconnect for the XC 90?

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:17 am

If you want to get fancy, spurge $5.00 more and wait for it to come from China. You can get a remote controlled disconnect relay that will do 180 Amp continuous and surge to 1000 Amps. Looks like standby current is 8 milliamps.

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Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.
Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, Plant Torslanda Sweden.
Platform P2 2004 S60R, B2524T4, AW50/51 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0, BorgWarner K24 turbocharger, Plant Ghent Belgium.

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