DSC 5020, new in the box, installed today. Showed battery trouble, well the battery has been on the shelf for about a month, so I figure it will charge up in about an hour So, I go on about my business. Still have the battery trouble an hour and a half later, so I check the battery voltage: 12.6. Tried another battery, and the lead sparks to the battery terminal when I connect it. Hmmm...check the output voltage on the battery leads from the panel: MINUS 13.8. The battery leads have reverse polarity. Look at the board: the f**king leads are reversed on the board. Compared it to another known good 5020, yup. The leads are reversed. What the hell? Anyone from DSC reading this??
17 years ago