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Old 04-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hi. I just replaced my battery and now the "in" and "out" slide buttons are reversed and the "main power" light isn't on. I have no power to the control panel either, but the lights, etc. work. What the ????
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Hmmmm. You did not hook up the terminals backwards did ya?
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I don't think so. Wouldn't that basically not work? (Or blow up the battery??)
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I don't think so. Wouldn't that basically not work? (Or blow up the battery??)

You are probably correct. I was just thinking that when you reverse cables some electric motors will run backwards which may explain the slide controls being backwards, but there must be some other explanation. Try giving member RoyBraddy a PM, he knows quite a bit about this stuff. And welcome to the forum!
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Thanks! Will do!
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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Why not just check the battery connections. The negative cable shoud have white tape on it.
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Thanks Grumpy. I will check that now. Also, there were TWO negative cables.
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And thanks, Crabman...I messaged Roy Braddy as per your recommendation. Waiting for his reply. I like your FORUM. It reminds me of the old days communicating on CB radio!
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That is not unusual especially if you have an inverter.
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Typically lights will work if the battery was backwards. I also agree that most DC motors will run "backwards". Fancier electronic require the correct polarity to work.

Sounds to me like it is backwards.....

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