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Old 06-25-2011, 06:06 PM   #1
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Brand new battery added in-parallel to three existing, but it just didn't seem to be contributing to the dry camping experience. It only took me four months to figure out that I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:10 PM   #2
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I takes a real man to post a picture like that.
My hat is off to you.

As much as I have bared my breast in the past for similar stupidities; I most likely would have kept this one to myself.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:10 PM   #3
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If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't laugh at anyone else! Hopefully, your electrical system will perform a little better now....
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:26 PM   #4
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Jack Daniels, hurry-up and a dark corner of the battery box = Excuses are made for those that need them.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #5
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Brave man to post this

But lets look at the positive here, (no don't post a picture of the other terminal, no pun intended), for a start your battery will last far longer, if you had connected them to the wrong terminals without the insulator you would have screwed up half your electrics and this method can also help prevent electrical fires, no need for an isolator switch, I'm sure there is more.....

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Old 06-25-2011, 07:26 PM   #6
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LOL, holding the new battery in reserve?
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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This truly is funny. If we were all perfect we would have nothing to talk about.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:10 PM   #8
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I can relate to that, I did that on a new car battery once. Outside at night. Of course with one battery it was obvious pretty quick something wasn't right.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:22 PM   #9
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Pack this visual tid-bit of info. somewhere in a safe place. Head? Below picture is of the positive side of the battery, after four months, without the negative being connected. There's a lot more going on with batteries than I understand. I bet some battery guru in our FR forum knows.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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Buddy, my hat's off to you, that was brave! We will deduct no 'Man' points...this time!LOL
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