ZO + Quick Start Battery Charger = Tears?

HortonHorton Posts: 26,778 Administrator
edited July 2010 in Other Stuff
I do not like to report on stuff that is 3rd hand but this is interesting.


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.


Again I do not know if this is a boat brand or year specific thing or the real details. I was not there.  But if I owned a boat with ZO I would not use a quick start charger on it without checking this out.


If anyone as more solid info please share.

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Comments

  • BoneHeadBoneHead Posts: 6,004
    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: 26,778 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: 1,060 Crazy Baller
    Maybe, just maybe, the quick charge was accidentedly plugged with reverse polarity for a moment or longer.


    Electronics don't like that much...
  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,301 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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