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Old 07-01-2017, 09:40 AM   #1
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battery wires - what's positive what's negative

Hi, I own a 1992 Jayco 1006 pop up camper. I have two questions: It came with the wires all ready for hook up to a battery. One wire color is white, the other is black. Question 1. Which wire goes to which battery terminal? 2. And question two, once properly connected, is there anything I need to do (flip a switch somewhere?) to tell my pop up that I'm working off of 12V? Thanks - I appreciate everyone's input.
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Old 07-01-2017, 10:03 AM   #2
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White should be negative and black positive.
I would check continuity for white against frame to double check.

No switch to use 12V


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Black should be hot

The black wire should be the hot wire but I agree with Doug check the continuity from white wire to ground.
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:09 AM   #4
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Use an ohm meter to determine which goes to ground. The other one is positive.

There is nothing sacred about the wire colors in an rv.
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I agree with all the above.
Factory wiring would have been BLACK= positive, WHITE= negative.

Still, best to determine which is the negative with a continuity meter.
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