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Gate opener I am trying to install new batteries in my AGS 9000 solar electric gate. However,when I try to connect the wires to the new batteries, I am creating some major sparks from the battery terminals. It doesn't matter which wire I attach to the terminals, the result is the same - lots of sparks. The wires are not colored red and black but, rather, they are colored yellow and green. There is also a white wire, which I assume to be the ground wire, so perhaps that is the problem? Does the white wire have to be attached to anything to allow the positive and negative connections to be made on the battery? Help - I am not an electronics expert, and this seemed like an easy fix to just replace the batteries. Guess not.

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Obviously something else is wrong causing the batteries to go bad OR there is a capacitor in there and this is normal. check with the manufacture

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