Originally Posted by RJay
Okay, what's the prize.
A car that gets started without battery acid blowing up in your face of course.
I can tell you two worse.
We helped jump start a stumper for a tree crew one day.. They had tried to jump it off their truck.. I ask them how they hooked up their cables and they said "Hot to Hot, Ground to Ground" and ask how much more positive to positive that could get.. My answer: 24 volts.
The Stumper was POSITIVE GROUND (The truck of course, negative)
A tow truck driver jumpstarting my wife's car hooked the red cable to the red wire on teh battery.. Which was also ground.
You got to pay attention to the markings... But then.. I know that. being cross trained in electrical and electronics (Certified in electronics) I know that colors are not always what you expect.