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Old 10-09-2017
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Default Battery Hot and steaming

Have a 2000 LX I purchased in April. Three of the four house batteries would not take a charge so I replaced all four. When I plug into shore power to charge it seems only one battery is taking a charge. It gets hot and starts boiling, the other three seem to be charging very little if any at all. Fluke meter shows only 11.5 volts on them. Not sure where to even start to try and figure out what is going on.
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Sounds like the one battery is faulty. I would disconect it and see what happens with the rest.
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Ditto^
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Caleb with all do respect double check all connections make sure polarity is correct. Positive and negative are correct.
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Step 1. Isolate the batteries, Charge independently and load test individually.

Just because they are new does not mean they are good. If you don't do this first you will likely be chasing your tail.

And Welcome to the fray from another 2000 LX owner!
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Wear safety goggles when working with batteries, especially when it is boiling. Batteries can explode unexpectedly and blast your face/eyes with hot sulfuric acid. Keep a garden hose near to spray yourself off if that should happen.
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Wear safety goggles when working with batteries, especially when it is boiling. Batteries can explode unexpectedly and blast your face/eyes with hot sulfuric acid. Keep a garden hose near to spray yourself off if that should happen.
No truer words were spoken. I have personally seen it happen on a Jaguar around 1970, at a dealership I was working at, and I still remember it today.
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Wear safety goggles when working with batteries, especially when it is boiling. Batteries can explode unexpectedly and blast your face/eyes with hot sulfuric acid. Keep a garden hose near to spray yourself off if that should happen.

X3! I have had one explode also. You will not be happy or forget it.

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Welcome to WOG. Take a picture of the battery connections and post. Someone will be able to determine if the connections are correct. We love to help.
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Ditto on the safety. Also check the cables for corrosion. Ohm them out and make sure the connections are clean. I would suspect the hot battery of having a short
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