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Dec 22, 2003, 05:51 PM
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"reversed polarity" charging a battery?


What happens to a battery (nimh or nicd) if you reversed the leads(-to+, instead of -to-, +to+) Does it discharge it, or does it fry it or something in between? Thanks.
-Sam
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Dec 22, 2003, 06:51 PM
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In between what? You didn't say what you're connecting to the battery. A Triton, for example, will detect the reverse polarity and no harm will be done.
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Dec 22, 2003, 06:53 PM
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MM the charger

To answer it would be worse than if you shorted out the battery by the amount of current the charger is capable of. Smokin!
Dec 22, 2003, 11:11 PM
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Lets say it was done on a trickle charger with no reverse protection.
-Sam
Dec 22, 2003, 11:14 PM
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short circuit with the same amount of current added... ie as above
Dec 22, 2003, 11:52 PM
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