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Old 07-18-2005, 09:00 PM
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When working on a positive ground truck...

do I...

- unhook positive first when taking out a battery (and hook it up last when putting back in)?
- hook up negative first when connecting it to a battery charger?


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Mike

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Old 07-18-2005, 10:21 PM
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you always disconnect the ground side first, that way if while dissconnecting the FIRST wire you manage to tap the wrench on bare metal like a bolt, scraped paint or rust, you wont cause a spark that blows up the battery

after the first wire is off, obviuosly the second wire cant throw sparks

i watched a battery explode in a mechanics face once, but he was lucky that he had been doing some grinding right b4, and still had his protective face sheild on , full set of coveralls and gloves because of the sparks

went to reconnect the battery and it had an internal defect, exploded from the inside , both fill caps were still on tight on the battery top too ...
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