Accumulator cable stowage and dummy terminal blocks in aircraft

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Can anyone tell me why the accumulator cables have to be secured in dummy terminal blocks when the aircrafts accumulator (battery) is removed pleased?

I've always wondered about this!

 

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Perhaps if ground power were applied or the engine(s) run then the loose cables might short circuit to the airframe.

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residual power left from connection/disconnection also again to protect from ingress of foreign objects moister etc that could cause short circuits plug does not get damaged by being dislodged from towing across airfields etc

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Thanks everyone. Thanks also to Tony for uploading that brilliant book! I read through the section and only understood about half of it! 

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I cannot claim credit for the upload :)