Originally Posted by Allenb
hey guy i have a new 2016 vibe 268rks the inverter wasn't hooked up when i picked it up and the dealer is over 100 miles away so i hooked it up myself and when i hooked up the negative (black) wire to the negative post i got a big arch i pulled it away and then touched it again and i got a small spark. the only thing it runs is the frig. i figured i had to have blown a fuse but i checked the frig and it is working. now i am worried that something is wrong... have any of you seen this before?
also i was hooking up my propane tanks and it looked like a ball and a spring blew out the end on the right tank is that possible
thanks a lot for the help
If the inverter happened to be 'on' (along with the refrigerator) when you powered it up (connected the cable) the sparks (arch) you seen were from the current draw of the inverter trying to power up with a load.
Always best to make sure the inverter is off and anything plugged into it off as well before making connections to the power source.