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Old 06-07-2017, 09:37 AM   #15
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Probably goes to tongue jack

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Old 06-07-2017, 09:51 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jhandley View Post
What does the black wire with yellow fitting go to?

See the pic in reply #10. On mine the black cable with the yellow crimp is the power for the jack and is connected to a positive terminal. You should be able to follow it back from the battery box to the jack itself to be sure.

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Old 06-07-2017, 10:57 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Boxite View Post
I once watched an experienced mechanic, while adjusting tappets using a 14" feeler-gauge, accidentally lay that feeler across the batt terminals. In only a moment that feeler became incandescent and gave him a third-degree burn of the hand and acid all over the area as the battery blew it's caps.

Disconnect the ground-cable anytime one is working in the vicinity and keep all metal tools away from the battery. Use battery wrenches on batteries. (They are short and insulated.)

For real fun, wire up an aux relay so it hits the hood when you close it. You get *lots* of hot steam when you shut the hood. Been there / done that. For even more fun, drop a wrench on the + terminal on a helicopter starting battery. You don't just loose the wrench. It also takes a chunk out of the aircraft frame. A buddy of mine made that mistake. He only made it once ....

Indeed, be very careful playing with battery circuits ahead of the fuses. Accidents can and do happen. Third degree burns are not a lot of fun (not the relay adventure but another stupid mistake ...).


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