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Old January 8th, 2010, 17:29   #4
Tuthmose
 
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As obvious as this may seem, I'll throw it out there anyway in the spirit of "better safe that sorry":

When changing over the battery's connector, be sure to do one wire at a time, completing it before doing the other. Cut one, strip it, pre-tin it, solder, and heatshrink, all while leaving the other wire still in it's original connector. This way, the two never have a chance to inadvertently touch and fry your battery. Which will happen, if you cut them both at the same time, due to Murphy's unshakable law. A pair of bare battery wires seem almost magnetically attracted to each other ;-)

-Tuthmose
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