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Old 03-20-2017, 04:34 PM   #1
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I removed my dual 6V batteries for outside unheated storage over the winter and will be putting them back in in a couple of weeks. Can anyone advise if it makes any difference what order the batteries are connected back up in? Or just make sure the disconnect switch is off while reconnecting and everything good?
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Hugh, as long as they are hooked in series, it does not matter what order they are in. Removing any load is a good idea too.
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I believe you connect the black (-) lead last, no idea why.
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Thanks, I have lots of pictures from before I disconnected so should be relatively straightforward.
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I believe you connect the black (-) lead last, no idea why.
I believe it's because up to then it doesn't really matter if your wrench hits any metal that's grounded. If you hook up the negative and have a little slip of wrench when working on the positive terminal and it hits ground you'll find out what a bunch of amps look like.

When I was a kid learning how to deal with batteries in aircraft that lesson was impressed on me. Blow a hole in a fuselage and your day will only get worse.

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I believe you connect the black (-) lead last, no idea why.
If you have solar, and the controller is made by Samlex, the manual says to connect the negative first and then the positive. It is contrary to everything I ever learned about hooking up batteries. And yes, turn the battery cutoff switch off.
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