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Unread 01-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Battery cable arcs when reattaching to batts. Almost like a draw on system .But when checked with fluke meter nothing obvious .
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Unread 01-14-2009, 08:26 PM   #2
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I just put a voltage reducer on our cart ( 48 to 12V) and when I hook the battery back up, I also get a good spark. I don't have the output connected to anything yet. I assume it is drawing regarless. Scared to try it again.

There is nothing turned to on with your cart?

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Battery cable arcs when reattaching to batts. Almost like a draw on system .But when checked with fluke meter nothing obvious .
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Unread 01-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #3
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Like I said no voltage drop or cables hot but just wondering .
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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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If you draw an arc either connecting or disconnecting any circuit it means there is a load drawing current. There is no other way for that to happen.
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Unread 01-14-2009, 11:55 PM   #5
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I just put a voltage reducer on our cart ( 48 to 12V) and when I hook the battery back up, I also get a good spark. I don't have the output connected to anything yet. I assume it is drawing regarless. Scared to try it again.

There is nothing turned to on with your cart?
The voltage reducer will draw a little voltage and so it will give a small spark each tiome it is connected. No harm done.
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Unread 01-15-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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Thanks Scotty. I figured as much. I think I will add and on/off switch for that reducer just so I can isolate it during charges etc. Hey, why don't I load up the Precedent and bring it over for some motor removal help! Ummmmmm, should be there about next Wed.



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The voltage reducer will draw a little voltage and so it will give a small spark each tiome it is connected. No harm done.
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Unread 04-01-2012, 11:04 PM   #7
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Hooked up that Fore-Par 30A unit. Big pop. Kinda scarry.
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Hooked up that Fore-Par 30A unit. Big pop. Kinda scarry.
Normal . . .
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