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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:40 AM
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Remote Battery Connections

Anyone ever consider remote battery connections, like on the outside of the seat box, to make it more convenient to jump etc.?

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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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I have. With the Corbeau seats, I cant get into the boxes anymore so I've used the Warn quick connect kit on the 94 and now on the 97. It works real well on the 97 as I have the connection point up by the winch now so I can unhook the connection to the winch and plug in the jumper cables.

I also wired in a battery disconnect switch at the battery box to cut off all battery power if I need to.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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I just did one on mine when I wired up dual batteries. It was real simple. I'll try to post some pics soon.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 01:26 PM
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Hey Chris,

Any complaints about the Warn quick connects being loose? I have been planning to run two separate points from my battery box -- 1 for the winch, and 1 for an inverter (either connection would work with the Warn jumper cables when needed). During my research I saw that some people had difficulties crimping the wires consistently to the connectors. I ran across this review from NorthernTool.com :

""The plugs work ok once you connect your wires to them, but connecting the wires to the plugs is a stuggle. The recepticles can only be crimped onto the wires with a large vice or repeated hammer and chisel blows. Even after crimping, the wires will not stay in place unless they are then soldered in place. Once the wires are connected to the plugs and the plugs then connected to each other, the plugs tend to disconnect after significant movement unless they are bound together with a plastic tie, a string, tape or some other agent. There has to be a better design to accomplish this purpose! These are better than nothing and I can't seem to find a better quick-connect apparatus for 12v DC applications.""

Are you happy with the strength of the connections? Did you crimp, solder, or both?

Thanks.
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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:12 PM
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Old April 30th, 2008, 09:22 PM
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I actually made a 16' jumper cable with a warn quick disconnect. I mounted the other quick disconnect with a bolt through the bolt hole into the side of my ARB, and spliced it into the solenoid pack on my warn winch. Why go through the trouble of running new lines to the battery when the winch already has them? It works GREAT.
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Thanks Mark, I was thinking to keep the quick connect in the battery box for security reasons, but you have a good point.
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Sorry Paul.. missed the post..

I havent had any issues with the wiring being loose so far. Yes the crimping was a bit tough but I really crimped them in so they seem to be doing good.
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Thanks Chris.
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