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Jump start 6 volt with 12 volt??
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Wyo    Posted 03-01-2004 at 06:51:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to jump start my 6 volt, positive ground with a 12 volt that is negative ground. Do I still connect neg to neg and pos to pos? I have done this in the past but started questioning myself so decided I would get some expert advise. Thanks in advance.

Bob/Ont    Posted 03-01-2004 at 08:25:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wyo, starters love high voltage. It's low voltage that burns them out.
Later Bob

Ron/PA    Posted 03-01-2004 at 07:45:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wyo, sure ya can, just don't go from battery to battery. I don't know what you are jumping that is 6 volt, but if it is a tractor connect the positive from the 12 volt, to the solenoid of the 6 volt. Then connect the negative from the 12 volt to a frame part of the 6 volt. Make sure that the "JUMPED" machine is out of gear, and don't crank more than a 20 seconds at a time, then let her cool down.
Good luck

Clipper    Posted 03-01-2004 at 06:55:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
It will work as you are doing...just don't fire her up for more than 30 seconds tho. I use a 12Volt Jumper Pack on my 6 volt tractors when needed and no harm gets done.Just keep pos to pos and neg to neg and don't forget the 30 second rule. :^)

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-01-2004 at 10:08:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does this 20/30 second rule hole for jump starting old ladies as well.

Clipper    Posted 03-01-2004 at 10:11:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ain't touching that one!

Clipper: who ain't quite the old fool as he appears to be :^)

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