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Old 02-02-2019, 06:25 PM
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Awsome battery terminal connectors

https://www.amazon.com/InstallGear-P...2F10+Gauge+AWG

Bought one set to have a look, well made - however you need 4 different allen wrenches to install - a mix of metric and SAE. the only item of concern is the thread machining for the screws is ever so slightly loose so i used a low strength locker to ensure they stay put

the negative terminal is slightly smaller as it should be
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Interesting. I've used this style for many years now:
https://www.amazon.com/UTSAUTO-Thick.../dp/B0787NPBFN

I like these because they allow for rapid, tool-less disconnection, and as I don't tend to have a lot of accessories that need to be wired directly to the battery, the lack of secondary connection points isn't really an issue.
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:00 PM
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Trip, I have a set (sourced locally) of very similar terminal blocks I'll be using when i do my complete harness rebuild in the near future. I have all the pieces (I think), just need to time to put it all together. I like that they have two major spots for alternator and starter.


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Interesting. I've used this style for many years now:
https://www.amazon.com/UTSAUTO-Thick.../dp/B0787NPBFN

I like these because they allow for rapid, tool-less disconnection, and as I don't tend to have a lot of accessories that need to be wired directly to the battery, the lack of secondary connection points isn't really an issue.

I use those too they work very well.
Don't like open copper connections or unsoldered with humidity here bare copper is an invitation to green invasion.
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:15 AM
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Don't like open copper connections or unsoldered with humidity here bare copper is an invitation to green invasion.

I agree. While those terminals are a neat idea, they are not water/corrosion resistant. Moisture will get it's way into the ends of the wires and start corroding them, then start wicking down the cable under the insulation, which will eventually ruin a cable.

I prefer the military style terminals.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J2FS5ZQ..._t3_B00X36RILW
That way you can use ring terminals, crimped and soldered, then covered in heat shrink tubing for a water tight seal.
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however you need 4 different allen wrenches to install - a mix of metric and SAE. the only item of concern is the thread machining for the screws is ever so slightly loose so i used a low strength locker to ensure they stay put





go get new stainless set screws at the hardware store for them.
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I agree. While those terminals are a neat idea, they are not water/corrosion resistant. Moisture will get it's way into the ends of the wires and start corroding them, then start wicking down the cable under the insulation, which will eventually ruin a cable.

I prefer the military style terminals.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J2FS5ZQ..._t3_B00X36RILW
That way you can use ring terminals, crimped and soldered, then covered in heat shrink tubing for a water tight seal.




I use (and sell) the Milspec terminals in that link. They're great terminals. Funny part is their pic shows two positive terminals. Lol. I don't have the covers though.
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...Don't like open copper connections or unsoldered with humidity here bare copper is an invitation to green invasion.

Easy enough to tin the wires. I would never leave something that large and important bare wire.


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I would modify it.

Solder in the 10 and probably the 8 gauge too. Almost permanent.

Make some slots on top of the Allen screws so a screwdriver would fit so I wouldn’t have to find Allen wrenches.

It’s nice to have a couple open connectors for acc.
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I bet if you looked around, you could find philips style set screws that size.


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I bet if you looked around, you could find philips style set screws that size.
Phillips are easier to find tools for, but since they are designed to cam out when a certain torque figure is achieved, they would probably be my last choice for this application.

Translation: I like Phillips-head fasteners about as much as I like a good chest cold.
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Acid, dirt, water, and oxygen will get into the end of the wire where it clamps into the terminal and corrode both ther terminal and the wire. It'll build up resistance there and then you'll wonder why your starter drags on cold days. Starters are such high current devices that only a small amount of resistance in their power supply will cause a significant drop in voltage and power output.

1. Crimp
2. Solder
3. Adhesive-lined heat shrink.


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that is exactly what i would have said i got lucky and collected a few toothpaste tube size tubes full of it....used it on X raymachines previously

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I use (and sell) the Milspec terminals in that link. They're great terminals. Funny part is their pic shows two positive terminals. Lol. I don't have the covers though.
These terminals show the correct pair and not all the other stuff you probably don't need.
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I also have the military-style battery terminal that I bought on amazon.
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