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I recently removed the batteries from my RV to charge on my trickle charger but after they were charged, I am getting sparks when I try to reconnect them. Should all my breakers be turned off?

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Sparking can be a load or dead short, what are the batteries for? With all loads turned off and all breakers on, it may spark a little initially, if it's a major spark, a huge load was left on or a dead short is in the system.

Posted on Dec 08, 2019

Testimonial: "The batteries are for basics inside RV such as lights, water heater, etc. I noticed the positive terminal connected to the Converter is partially melted. I removed the cable, cut the melted part out, but now the hex bolt will not tighten it in place. Do you think the bolt could have melted too?"

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    The batteries are for basics inside RV such as lights, water heater, etc. I noticed the positive terminal connected to the Converter is partially melted. I removed the cable, cut the melted part out, but now the hex bolt will not tighten it in place. Do you think the bolt could have melted too?

  • J Rosado Dec 09, 2019

    Loose connections consume power and this power is dissipated as heat. Heat softens metal and can disfigure it.
    The mentioned bolt if defective, probably is if discolored, would need get replaced if stripped or broken.
    Water heater (load) would cause a significant spark when battery is connected. Really should turn off or open the breakers or main breaker when changing this batteries connection terminals to avoid sparking, arching, carbonising and weld marks.
    All electrical connections should be clean and right, check tightness (torque) at two years interval of continuous use is recommended.

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Sparks occur when there is a short. It will be wise to have the breakers off to prevent any damages to other components in the RV

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