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Old 07-10-2002, 01:15 AM
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I can't tell you how or why this happened but it surely did! I had been using this power panel and battery for many years then I hook up the starter the other day and no juice. I opened it up and found this potential disaster. From now on i'll unplug all batteries from all power panels all the time!
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You are indeed lucky. I know of a fellow who pinched a wire in the door jam of his pick up camper shell and the battery had enough juice in it to set the wires and camper shell on fire. These batteries are something to take care of as they can be dangerous. Don't forget to properly recycle the battery as it is against the law in a lot of places to toss it in the garbage. Good Luck Dave.
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Did ya ever notice that when you let the smoke out of electrical devices, they don't work anymore?
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We in the electronics field have known that for years. All electronics operate on magic smoke. If you let it out they don't work anymore!
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Would this be the same smoke that comes out of my engine right before it quits? LOL Loren
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A FUSE at the battery terminal is a very good practice . Especially considering this stuff is often sitting next to a plastic jug of alcohol ,oil and nitro . Somewhere in our house or car.
The same places our loved ones hang out !
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The battery is 7 amps, how big should the fuse be? I am guessing 5. I guess the real question is how much juice is used when the starter and glow plug heat is used at the same time.
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Didn't you all remember anything from Electronics 101?

"Magic Smoke" when injected into electronic devices enables it to function as designed. Once released, it turns into "Holy Smoke" rendering the said electronic device into a state known as "Kaput".
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Is the magic smoke chemically related to Austin Power's "Mojo"?

Yeah bayby!
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Originally posted by Elwood
The battery is 7 amps, how big should the fuse be? I am guessing 5. I guess the real question is how much juice is used when the starter and glow plug heat is used at the same time.
Not exactly. The battery rating is 7 amp-hours (Ah). I.e., it will provide 7 amps for 1 hour. Or 3.5A for 2 hr. Or 14A for 1/2hr.

The value of the fuse should be based on the max amperage that
your accessories (igniter,starter, pump, chargers) are drawing.

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