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Battery Cables
« on: 10 November 2017, 20:42:30 »

I need to replace the battery cables.  have not found any online so I assume I need to make something fit?  Where can I get new cable for find the resources necessary to build or buy my own?
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #1 on: 11 November 2017, 00:58:18 »

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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #2 on: 11 November 2017, 01:05:03 »

North America would be a safe bet :D
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #3 on: 11 November 2017, 01:38:17 »

North America would be a safe bet :D
Yea was thinking that, but OP spelt it Catara which is actually a Spanish word.  :P
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #4 on: 11 November 2017, 01:57:24 »

Summit Racing might do summat suitable  :y
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #5 on: 11 November 2017, 02:01:44 »

Summit Racing might do summat suitable  :y
See, are you spelling that Summit or Summat.  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: 11 November 2017, 03:20:27 »

Summit Racing might do summat suitable  :y
See, are you spelling that Summit or Summat.  ;D
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #7 on: 11 November 2017, 06:22:13 »

Anywhere that sells truck, trailer, boat or race-car parts will stock suitable cable and terminals.
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #8 on: 11 November 2017, 18:33:41 »

I was hoping there was something pre-made.  The battery positive terminal gets hot so I am pretty sure that it needs to be replaced.
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #9 on: 11 November 2017, 20:00:12 »

I was hoping there was something pre-made.  The battery positive terminal gets hot so I am pretty sure that it needs to be replaced.
Sounds like it needs recrimping. Any autoelectrician should have the facilities to do that
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #10 on: 11 November 2017, 22:04:57 »

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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #11 on: 12 November 2017, 22:38:41 »

I was hoping there was something pre-made.  The battery positive terminal gets hot so I am pretty sure that it needs to be replaced.
Sounds like it needs recrimping. Any autoelectrician should have the facilities to do that
That worked for my car. Borrowed large crimp pliers from work, it didn't appear to do much but it did enough that it stopped getting warm/hot again.
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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #12 on: 13 November 2017, 12:14:15 »

Or just cut off the pre crimped terminal, trim the cable and fit it into one of these.

 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Positive-Negative-COPPER-BATTERY-TERMINAL-CONNECTORS-Round-Post-Clamp-Car-Van/311690089721?hash=item48922d54f9:g:-NIAAOSw~otWhAEd
These are ok for a temp fix, but long term the screws dont realy bite enough, infact they normaly dig in and can split the strains apart, meaning separated single strands will start to burn out, if you do use one of these, your better off making up a small circular pressure plate (from an old piece of copper pipe or something), mount the the small plate between the screws and the cable, so the screws compress the plate directly onto the stranded cable.  ;)

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Re: Battery Cables
« Reply #13 on: 13 November 2017, 13:27:35 »

I agree, Zirk. Even soldering the strands doesn't work, for much the same reason; the screws push the solder away over time and the connection loosens, bringing you back to square one. A bloody great crimping tool is the only answer!

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