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Old 11-04-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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Ok boys, stupid car question....

It was nice and sunny this morning.... DH has the car battery charging in the driveway... the charger is on the ground.
While we were out there he said "I hope it doesn't rain now that this is all hooked up....."
Well, he's gone to bed, and its gonna rain.
I dont want to wake him up to ask this dumb dumb question..... should I unhook it? or just rest the charger under the hood of the car?
I really shoulda asked "and what if it DOES rain?!"
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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Are you comfortable with unhooking it? If so, better safe than sorry, and you did not have to wake up DH.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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I've unhooked it before.... I dont mind, but I can't remember if it matters what you take off where first...
Wow I feel like such a ditz!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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Don't feel like a ditz... I can't tell you either what goes first!!! Hopefully someone with some real car sense will chime in and help ya!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:43 PM   #5
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hot is done first off and last on. you want to keep the ground on.
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the hot is the red one on the plus side right?
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the hot is the red one on the plus side right?
Yes, but, let someone else tell you, lol a man. to make sure.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:46 PM   #8
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Unplug the charger first. then remove the clamps from the battery any way you want.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:47 PM   #9
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I was wrong, automotive site says negative first. Lord, I'm sorry!!!!
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NOT FUNNY JEEKS!
I'm trying not to blow up the garage here!!!!!
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:49 PM   #12
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squzie, pull the black clip first, then the red. then tap them together for cool sparks!!!

j/k. don't mess around with it. it's just as easy to pull the plug to the charger, then disconnect the leads on the batteries. you may get a small spark when pulling the ac cord because it's drawing a load at the time, but it's pretty safe. the worst you'll do is get a small black mark on the outlet or blow a breaker.
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Yes, but, let someone else tell you, lol a man. to make sure.
Yea, you want to take the "man's" advice so if he is wrong... then you can blame them!
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I should just stick to knitting needles it doesn't matter which one's first....
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I should just stick to knitting needles it doesn't matter which one's first....
that depends on if you are on knit or purl
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Once you unplug the charger, it makes no difference which you disconnect first.

If the charger is plugged in, I prefer to take the black (or negative or ground) off first. The reason is that if you accidently touch metal on the car, you should be safe. If you take red (posative) off and accidentally touch metal, you could damage something.

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P. S. If the battery is really dead, throw a tarp over the whole thing and keep charging.
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Old 11-04-2008, 02:57 PM   #17
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I would pull the plug from the socket. Then disconnect the leads. If you can put the battery under the hood, I doubt that enough rain would hit it to matter. I would never move a battery while being charged. They generate a flammeable gas, and it can be ignited by a charger spark. If you reconnect the charger, reverse the procedure, connect the leads, then plug in the charger.
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the battery is still in the car....
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Yea, you want to take the "man's" advice so if he is wrong... then you can blame them!
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SQ - I hope that you are ok and have the issue resolved.

Sattie - 5 yard penalty for man bashing Lol

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