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#11037873 - 08/12/15 03:18 PM Charger electrifying motor?
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Had my batteries plugged in charging today. Went to check the lower unit oil and the motor lightly shocked me. More than just static electricity. Unplugged the Chargers and turned the battery switch off. Plugged it back in and no more shocks. Is this normal?
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#11037904 - 08/12/15 03:33 PM Re: Charger electrifying motor? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Not normal. Did you turn the battery switch back on when you reconnected (plugged it back in) the charger?
It's possible the ground fault from the plug was transfering AC to the ground side of the motor.
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#11038041 - 08/12/15 04:48 PM Re: Charger electrifying motor? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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I haven't turned it back on
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#11038320 - 08/12/15 07:38 PM Re: Charger electrifying motor? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Tom,
Check the source that the charger is plugged into for proper polarity and a good ground. A $7 tester from Home Depot will do fine for this.
Use a VOM to check continuity between the power cord gound and a negative battery post. AC safety ground and the battery negatives should be tied together. If you have batteries wired for 24 or 36 V, then that doesn't apply, but the starting battery neg and the AC safety ground should show continuity.
Plug the charger back in and measure between a battery ned and the outside case of the motor. If you read any AC voltage, you likely have a defective charger. DC will not give youa shock, only AC, so if there isa problem, it has to be charger or AC wiring related. A bad AC neutral can cause the problem you are describing..
Hope this helps.
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#11038408 - 08/12/15 08:22 PM Re: Charger electrifying motor? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
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Thanks
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