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Jump Start points

Discussion in 'Problems, Fixes, Tips...' started by Number6, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    As we all should know, you never connect a jump start pack's negative to the negative terminal of a battery.

    In a Copen, where should one connect the negative terminal? I have been connecting it to the circular metal support for the engine cover, as connecting it to the radiator pipe does not work. This is not ideal, however, as the circular support is just above the fuel intake / throttle body.
     
  2. tyke

    tyke Copenworld Member

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    I didn't know that, why not ?

    Do you mean when jump starting from another car or from say a Black & Decker jump start 'box'
     
  3. Number6

    Number6 Copenworld Veteran

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    Sparking, so I was told. This contradicts the new lithium ion jump start pack I got, which says to connect direct to the terminals.
     
  4. Your Majesty

    Your Majesty Copenworld Regular

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    Well I've never had any issue with connecting direct to the battery. Always connect the Positive first, then the negative.
    You might see a small spark if you did it the other way around, and you'd see a huge spark if you connected the two terminals together. :cool:
     
  5. Andrew

    Andrew Copenworld Newbie

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    I usually look for a good sized bolt (with out paint on it) suspension is good as it usually has very good contact with the body
     
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