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06-17-2011, 08:13 PM
Hooking up the batteries in the boat. Which first positive or negative?

06-17-2011, 08:18 PM
I dont think it matters, but boy if Im wrong I've been lucky :p

06-17-2011, 08:22 PM
Thanks, I did not think so unless you crossed a wire or something but did not want to melt down my stereo.

06-17-2011, 08:27 PM
gotta say with both Moomba's I've had. I have only had the possitive end undune one time--added a perko battery switch. Otherwize I've never undone the battery

06-17-2011, 08:32 PM
Wow I never thought this was going to be about a battery :rolleyes:

06-17-2011, 08:39 PM
On any battery, the ground completes the circuit. You are "supposed" to hook up the positive first. That way is "supposed" to prevent or limit any arcing. I don't think it really matters much at all.

06-17-2011, 08:41 PM
I always hook up the postive first. The reason is if you hook up the negative first then well hooking up the postive and you touch your screwdriver or whatever you are using to a grounding wire you can get a nice little zap. Granted a boat is not like a car in that the body of the car is a ground.

06-17-2011, 08:49 PM
x2 with the jester.

06-17-2011, 09:52 PM
Thanks guys I got it done. It did not melt my stereo and everything works so all is good.

06-17-2011, 09:57 PM
Oh, I worded the title so everybody would think it was about all the Crap going on and I would get a lot of quick views. At least some good can come of it.

06-17-2011, 10:26 PM
I am just happy we where able to help you out this fast. Hope you are getting out on the water tomorrow.