I'm not saying I don't believe you, and I'll certainly wire my batteries up the way you suggest when my current batteries die, if only because it's just as easy as wiring up the "wrong" way.
I'm just an electrical layman, but I do like to see some evidence when someone makes an assertion. I'm not convinced by the evidence I've seen yet.
We argue seemingly nonstop on this forum about which is the best anchor, even when someone posts a video of their anchor "outperforming" other manufacturer's. Why should this be any different?
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