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ZO + Quick Start Battery Charger = Tears?

HortonHorton Posts: 27,446 Administrator
edited July 2010 in News & Other Stuff
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<font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">I do not like to report on stuff that is 3<sup>rd</sup> hand but this is interesting. </font>
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<font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">I heard a story last night about a skier with a dead battery in a ZeroOff boat. I do not know what brand boat. The story goes that he put a quick charge on the boat to start it. Once the boat started the ZO would not work. After calls to everyone they could think of, they finally spoke to someone at ZO who informed them that the ZO unit was now toast.</font>
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<font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">Again I do not know if this is a boat brand or year specific thing or the real details. I was not there.<span>  </span>But if I owned a boat with ZO I would not use a quick start charger on it without checking this out. </font>
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<font face="Calibri" size="3" color="#000000">If anyone as more solid info please share.</font>
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Comments

  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 6,044
    I've had to jump mine with a quickstarter thanks to leaving the key on all afternoon with the stereo on.  No issues. 
    Shane "Crash" Hill

  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,446 Administrator
    I am thinking it could be brand or year specific. Be careful.

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  • Old MS AccoutOld MS Accout Posts: 2,114 Baller
    It could be where the unit is attached to get its power.
  • AndreAndre Posts: 1,218 Crazy Baller
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    Maybe, just maybe, the quick charge was accidentedly plugged with reverse polarity for a moment or longer.
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    Electronics don't like that much...
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  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,339 Crazy Baller
    edited July 2010
    I would tend to agree with Andre.  Polarity was momentarily ignored.  Only takes a touch if you do that.
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
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