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Old 05-15-2012, 06:32 PM   #253
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I've always wondered why battery posts were tapered. I can't see any reason for it.
They are tapered so that there is more surface contact area. The positive post is also larger than the negative. This way the negative clamp can not fit on the positive battery post.
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They are also a different size to help prevent putting them on the wrong post. The negative should be so small it won't fit on the positive post and the positive so big, it is too loose on the negative post. This doesn't mean it can't be done, though. Key words, "help prevent".
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:35 PM   #255
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You only beat me because it took longer to type my post.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #256
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Ron not to add fire to this needless post..................... But Eddie how is this helping??.
Don't know if it helps or not. I just find it personally amazing that a jet engine mechanic/electrician needs to be spoon fed this stuff. Rocket science it is not.

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Jet engine have top notch components and wiring, unlike a 20 year old motorhome that was marginal when it was new. Ever try to follow a wiring diagram for a coach?
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Jet engine have top notch components and wiring, unlike a 20 year old motorhome that was marginal when it was new. Ever try to follow a wiring diagram for a coach?

I like this post. I know exactly what you mean. I was a jet mech for 8 years and the wiring is awesome. Everything is clamped down and has a cannon plug. I have my original wiring diagrams for my Southwind and they aren't helping me.
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Just like this schematic from the manufacturer of my battery distribution center.
It shows the solenoid that interconnects my batteries on the left, but it doesn't
show what energizes it. DUH!

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We are talking about wiring a starter. Do you really need a schematic for that? One has been posted.
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Rather difficult to read but it appears that it simply connects the chassis and coach batteries. like it says.


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Just like this schematic from the manufacturer of my battery distribution center.
It shows the solenoid that interconnects my batteries on the left, but it doesn't
show what energizes it. DUH!

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Ever try to follow a wiring diagram for a coach?
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I have my original wiring diagrams for my Southwind and they aren't helping me.
Eddie, if you're going to be argumentative, just don't post. We were just comparing notes on the fact that coach schematics are difficult to read.
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Whose thread is this anyway?
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RonS1985's, and he's joining in on the comparison.
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Sorry, I thought maybe someone had put you in charge.

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Eddie, if you're going to be argumentative, just don't post. We were just comparing notes on the fact that coach schematics are difficult to read.
I have to agree, Eddie. If what is being posted on here offends your intellect unsubscribe from the thread and go about you day.
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