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Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Posted: 05 Dec 2020, 16:22
by darrenstrachan
Hi All,

I took my leisure battery out to check its charge level, and now I’m too terrified to fit it back fully. If I connect the positive side up first, is there any way I can hurt myself when joining up the earthed/negative side? Like, can I safely put my hands on those negative terminals in order to connect on all the various wires? When I get the first wire on the VSR starts flipping in and out, which I guess is correct but it freaks me out a bit and I’m too scared to continue when I don’t really know what I’m doing.

Sorry if this is the dumbest question ever! The leisure battery is in quite a small space and really awkward to get at. I kind of need to be able to get my hands right in there and my face fairly close to it.

Alternatively, if anyone knows an auto-electrician in London, ideally mobile, who will deal with this kind of thing I’d love their contact details.


Re: Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Posted: 05 Dec 2020, 16:35
by maxstu
It will be fine. Positive side first and then tighten negative terminal is what lve been taught. No issues.
If in doubt wear PPE and consult a qualified auto electrician to check over your wiring for peace of mind.
Whereabouts in London? Im riding to s e London tomorrow. Mottingham area. Around 1230pm

Re: Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Posted: 05 Dec 2020, 16:57
by darrenstrachan
Ah brilliant, thanks Maxstu. Yeah I guess if I get some safety gloves and goggles, take off wedding ring etc it should be fine. Just got a bit of an irrational fear of this stuff 🤣🤣
I’m in N4 near Finsbury Park.

Re: Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Posted: 05 Dec 2020, 17:12
by maxstu
Sure you will be. N4 is a bit far from my intended destination lm afraid.

BTW where is leisure battery sited? My camper has it behind near side rear light. Absolute pig to withdraw or work on.

Just make sure ignition key is in your pocket. It"ll be fine.

Report back on completion


Re: Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Posted: 05 Dec 2020, 17:16
by slowcoach
Yes to take any rings off. Nearly blew my finger off earlier this year by working in cramped space with metal nearby. Otherwise, yes you're fine

Re: Reconnecting leisure - terrified

Posted: 05 Dec 2020, 17:26
by darrenstrachan
Ok brilliant, thanks for reassurance guys. Stu no worries, yeah it would be massively out of your way and no chance of me being able to get to SE at mo unfortunately. Sorry to hear about the finger slowcoach!!!! Hope you are alright.

The leisure on this one is in front of the rear right wheel well, but the kitchen cabinetry is on top of it and the angles are quite bad to be free to work in. But I can do it I think, with the goggles and gloves. Will report back!! Thank you so much.

All the best,