Did I ruin my battery?

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by Biodude, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Can't believe I did such a stupid thing... what can I say. I hooked up my trolling motor battery to my charger w/ the wires reversed, red to negative, black to positive. Discovered it yesterday, took the boat out and the battery seemed to have little juice. Went to recharge it again, this time correctly, but the meter on the charger says its fully charged! Did I ruin my battery and/ or charger??? Ughhh!!!
  2. put a volt meter on the battery should be 12.5 or better , maybe it was your lucky day??

  3. BigDaddy300

    BigDaddy300 multi species angler

    Hope you didn't. I know my charger will not work if the wires are mixed up. Good luck!