The boss in local battery centre says it's ok to connect neg charger lead to
neg terminal on battery.
However, car's user manual suggests connecting to somewhere on the chassis.
This can be a pain, getting a good connection. Any thoughts TIA.
With mine the battery is in the boot under the spare tyre, so for jump
starting they provide a +ve terminal behind a flap under the bonnet,
there is also an arrow pointing at a nearby bolt in the chassis for the -ve.
"rick" wrote in message
On 24/11/2016 14:26, Huge wrote:
I use one of those Aldi/Lidl chargers mentioned by this group last year. It
goes into 'maintenance cycle' after initial boost.
It's also used on my 85ah battery, which powers one of those Bison electric
outboard motors and lasts about 45 mins. I was surprised to find that the
Yaris battery is a mere 45ah.
assuming it is a normal car then connecting direct to the battery will
be ok. the only good reason to make a remote connection is if you make
the remote connection last to connect and first to disconnect, this way
any possible spark as you connect/disconnect will be remote from the
battery which may have given off some flammable fumes.
Modern chargers do not usually make any sparks upon connection in any
case. It is still good practise to turn off the charger before
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