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Old 10-18-2014, 09:11 PM   #1
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Has anyone else made this 12 volt mistake?

OK, First off, let me begin by saying that I am a Dummy. I was replacing the battery in my 2012 351 THSS, and I hooked it up backwards . Black wire to negative and white wire to positive. I was also hooked to shore power at the time. I went into the trailer, and the refrigerator was not running, or at least the lights were not on. Antenna booster and radio were not working either. Checked the fuse panel and noticed that I had burnt out a 15 amp fuse. Red light was on. Corrected battery wiring, replaced 15 amp fuse, and all appears to be working. I am sure I cannot be that lucky, so please tell me what else I may have messed up so I can check it out tomorrow. Going on a long trip this Thursday. Thank you in advance for any input.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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I would say that if you are hooked up to shore power, and everything works, then all is good. Maybe check the voltage at your batteries. If the converter is still charging them, then that is a good sign too. I would then unhook shore power and see if all of your 12 volt items still work. If so, then have a great time camping! Jerry.
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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Been there, done that..thank you fuse panel..
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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When they prepped my trailer they hooked it up back words. Needless to say I was not very happy. So much so that I made them come out at there expense and switch it around. No harm no foul


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Old 10-22-2014, 07:46 AM   #5
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Way to go Jim that sounds like something my dealer would do. I wouldnt trust my dealer to make one repair right on my RV after the last and only repair I let them try to make.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:30 AM   #6
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It happens. Thank goodness for reverse battery polarity protection in the converter.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:49 AM   #7
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I did it on my first trip out with my new TT. It was dark when I installed my battery, thankfully no damage.
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I'm guessing MANY people have done this; including me! It defies logic why they use white and black!! What wrong with conventional red and black?

You probably have a fuse or 2 to replace in your converter. I also had a blown fuse in the link to my sound system.

I'd mark those puppies somehow to make sure that it doesn't happen again. It may be difficult to remember which was which next year.
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I'm guessing MANY people have done this; including me! It defies logic why they use white and black!! What wrong with conventional red and black?

You probably have a fuse or 2 to replace in your converter. I also had a blown fuse in the link to my sound system.

I'd mark those puppies somehow to make sure that it doesn't happen again. It may be difficult to remember which was which next year.
They coordinate it with 110v wiring.
Why I don't know.

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Having worked in the electrical field for over 40 years, DC red=positive and black=negative is very ingrained in me. One of the first things I did to both the travel trailers I have owned is mark the battery cables as such with phasing tape.
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