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    crossed battery terminals

    Was putting batteries back in the ski's. Just got a new Yuasa battery for my 15x. So, I've been taking these batteries in and out for probably 10 years now. So, here's the rookie mistake. I put the brand new battery in the 15x and not so much as a chirp. I check terminals, seem tight, then notice to my disbelief that the pos/neg on this exact same Yuasa battery are opposite to the other 3 exact same Yuasa batteries? So, dumb on my part, yes, but didn't even hesitate to look as I've done it a million times. It looks like I blew a 5 amp fuse. Has anyone done this, and do you know if there is fuse protection?

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    Re: crossed battery terminals

    May get lucky, especially if no smoke or melty cable ends. Not entirely rookie mistake if regular battery designation is the same.
    Maybe exchange that battery for new one though.
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    Re: crossed battery terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by RenoJetTech View Post
    May get lucky, especially if no smoke or melty cable ends. Not entirely rookie mistake if regular battery designation is the same.
    Maybe exchange that battery for new one though.
    Got lucky. Just popped fuse.

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    Re: crossed battery terminals

    It's a good idea to always paint a big bright orange dot next to the Positive Post. Almost fool proof...

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    Re: crossed battery terminals

    Quote Originally Posted by JC-SuperJet View Post
    It's a good idea to always paint a big bright orange dot next to the Positive Post. Almost fool proof...
    Yup. funny, after 10 years of this that becomes a really good idea.

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