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Old 05-08-2014, 03:37 AM   #1
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Battery issue

I have a 2008 27BH Zinger. Battery is 6 yrs old. Put it in after sitting all winter and hooked up the leads to battery backwards. Dah! I had camper power cord plugged in for a week with battery hooked up like this before I realized what I did. I checked all fuses and nothing was blown. All seemed good. When I switched the battery leads back the right way my white (neg) lead was getting hot. Why? Is battery hosed?
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:43 AM   #2
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Battery was probably close to dead when u installed it. The inverter charged it fully but the terminals are reversed seen it before u can just relabel it or draw it down till it is dead again hen reverse but I would use a regular battery cheater not the camper.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:20 AM   #3
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At six years old I would replace it
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Thank you for the replies.
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Definitely time to replace especially after reversing charge. Better safe than sorry.
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:51 AM   #6
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I did the same thing a few years back and if I remember correctly I blew a fuse in my converter. It took me for ever to find the problem I was looking to buy a new converter when I found the manual and saw it had an internal fuse. I popped a new one in and never had a problem again.
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Old 05-10-2014, 07:37 AM   #7
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Batteries are improved over a few years ago, but I would agree with Mark5w. In the "old" days a battery hooked up backwards and a charge attempt it may very well explode. Be safer than sorrier.
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