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Old 10-24-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Battery removal for winter storage.

Should I shut the main (or all breakers) off before removing the battery?? Thoughts please...
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Given that the battery only supplies the 12 volt systems it is not necessary.

Just unhook the ground wire first you will be fine.
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Is the ground wire the negative terminal?
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Yes it is.
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Given that the battery only supplies the 12 volt systems it is not necessary.

Just unhook the ground wire first you will be fine.
How about when you re-connect the battery in spring...do you connect ground first or last.
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It really doesn't matter. I'd make sure the main breaker or battery cut-off is thrown before reconnecting.
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How about when you re-connect the battery in spring...do you connect ground first or last.
POS first then NEG, kind of a reverse the curse thing.
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And after removal of the battery, check the water levels, add distilled water if necessary (even though it says it is maintenance free) and put it on a small float charger like the BatteryMinder for the winter. Many suggest keeping it off the concrete by putting it on a board. Your battery will last twice as long.
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