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Old 01-07-2016, 12:46 PM   #11
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My 26rr with electric jack is currently stored at a family members home not plugged in. The battery has drained down and no power to jack. Will I need to plug it in to power to be able to pick it up or will plugging it into towing vehicle provide power to jack?
Much great advise from others. However don't wait to long to get the battery charged again. If you leave it discharged the water will become more like water and will freeze. You will probably need to purchase a new battery if freezing occurs. I had a seldom used car that drained the battery without me being aware and since I live in Minnesota the sever cold actually cracked the battery. Just glad I found out before it thawed out (whew). That would have been a mess to clean up battery water.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:00 PM   #12
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Many of the new TVs are wired for the 12V aux pin in the Bargman, but to have it functional, you need to add a fuse, relay or both. Some vehicles provide the fuse/relay but it is in a plastic bag in the glove box. Even if you do have it, It will not charge a dead battery in normal use. Note if you have a relay, that pin is not powered when the ignition is off.
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:19 PM   #13
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My newer trailer with the power lift, is probably a lippert product, and it is mounted on the head of the jack. There is a rubber plug that is dominant in the center of the top. pull the plug and you can see a nut that is the same size as my lug nuts and stabilizer jacks. I used a socket, extension and a ratchet to turn the nut but I bet I could have used that wimpy speed crank they supply with the trailer. by turning the bolt either way it winds the jack either up or down. It takes a little winding but it works. If you have the same kind of jack, maybe that will help.....Walt
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:28 PM   #14
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if the battery is dead when you plug into the TV it may take all the juice and not allow the jack to work
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:41 PM   #15
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My electric jack has comes with a manual wrench to insert in the top of the jack to move it up and down. Does yours have this manual options?
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Old 01-07-2016, 01:50 PM   #16
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I use a Coleman Solar 12 Volt Battery Maintainer to keep my battery charged that I bought from Northern Tool.

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I've had to use the truck to power the jack before. I always take the battery with me and put it on a trickle charger between trips now.
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Hey wmtire - what is the reason for disconnecting the negative wire vs the positive?
It is safer to remove the wire from the ground terminal from a battery post first because touching the frame with your wrench will not cause a spark. If you remove the wire from the positive battery terminal first you will get a high-current spark if your wrench touches the frame or other grounded metal. Once the ground wire is removed from the battery, touching the metal frame while removing the positive wire will not cause a spark if your wrench touches the frame, etc.

When installing a battery, install the positive wires first before installing the ground (negative) wire for the same reasons as above.
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Hey wmtire - what is the reason for disconnecting the negative wire vs the positive?
No, grounding, no sparking
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Hey wmtire - what is the reason for disconnecting the negative wire vs the positive?
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It is safer to remove the wire from the ground terminal from a battery post first because touching the frame with your wrench will not cause a spark. If you remove the wire from the positive battery terminal first you will get a high-current spark if your wrench touches the frame or other grounded metal. Once the ground wire is removed from the battery, touching the metal frame while removing the positive wire will not cause a spark if your wrench touches the frame, etc.

When installing a battery, install the positive wires first before installing the ground (negative) wire for the same reasons as above.
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No, grounding, no sparking
TDR and pdqparalegal1 summed it up quite well. It's really a mechanics safety issue, and best practice type of thing. You can actually disconnect either the positive or the negative to accomplish this, but it's safer to disconnect the negative.

I explained it in more detail in this thread:

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