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Need some help selecting a big cutoff switch.

I thought this was going to be an easy search. I have used battery cut off switches many times in the past. But I think I might be looking in the wrong direction. I have looked at page after page of cutoff switches and the selections in the parts stores is terrible.
So here is the plan. I am running 2 gauge battery cable from the battery to the back of the truck so I can power the winch on my trailer. I want to install a cutoff switch in the cab so the cable is not hot all the time. I want the switch to handle the power, be somewhat simple to install, and not look too bad all at the same time. Any suggestions?
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Since you won't be switching under load I'd suggest a knife switch.
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If you haven't looked yet, NAPA has around 25 different Master switches in their catalog. Also Caterpillar used Master disconnect switches in a lot of there equipment. Don't know if they will meet your needs but give them a try.

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If you haven't looked yet, NAPA has around 25 different Master switches in their catalog. Also Caterpillar used Master disconnect switches in a lot of there equipment. Don't know if they will meet your needs but give them a try.

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There are a couple different ways you could do this ,on our liftgate trucks we use a 150 amp resetable circuit breaker.we purchase these from Ryder fleet products,you can go to their website and search Bussmann CB185-150.another way is use a frame mounted continuous duty solenoid and activate it with a toggle switch in the cab.also at ryder fleet products the sell many master disconnect switches. Bob
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Thanks, I had not thought of that.
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