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Old June 1st, 2016, 10:15 AM
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Battery terminal option

I saw this in the back of a Maserati and thought it would be a good solution for anyone wanting to have a disconnect and terminals of accessories. I recently redid by battery box and would have used this had I known it existed. I actually spent a good amount of time looking for something similar. The Maserati part number is 233262 and it should be around $40 including a short negative battery cable.


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I have to say, that's pretty handy
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I would like a terminal like that for the positive side as well, but as far as I know (I may be wrong) positive and negative battery posts are different sizes.
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if that's the real price then its a great deal and it's that price in quid and more in Euro!
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I would like a terminal like that for the positive side as well, but as far as I know (I may be wrong) positive and negative battery posts are different sizes.
I thought they were the same, but apparently you are correct.

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Another option to convert most terminals to quick disconnect..



I like these terminals myself..

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The quick disconnects that Carl offered were need and I have some of those. The thing I like about these Maserati connects are the accessory points.
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I like these terminals myself..[/URL]


That's what I used, but they don't look very nice.

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The quick disconnects that Carl offered were need and I have some of those. The thing I like about these Maserati connects are the accessory points.


I really like the ones Carl sells, but I needed to be able to install the main power and ground cables, winch cables, and auxiliary fuse box cables.
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That's what I used, but they don't look very nice.
Snowpeak make some that might be more car camping grade ...
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That's what I used, but they don't look very nice.
Maybe I am missing something, seems like a function over form kind of piece to me...
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Maybe I am missing something, seems like a function over form kind of piece to me...
not tacticool or overland chic enough for carbon fiber infused titanium car campers!
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Maybe I am missing something, seems like a function over form kind of piece to me...
Both would function fine, but the Maserati terminal would be a cleaner setup. I'm not going to go back and change mine, but had I seen these before buying the mil spec ones, I would have bought them. I just ordered one for a friend through the parts department here and my cost was $27.28
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Both would function fine, but the Maserati terminal would be a cleaner setup. I'm not going to go back and change mine, but had I seen these before buying the mil spec ones, I would have bought them. I just ordered one for a friend through the parts department here and my cost was $27.28
Cheers bro! Although i normally like to google the price of my gifts after i get them rather than know up front ... ;-)
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Both would function fine, but the Maserati terminal would be a cleaner setup. I'm not going to go back and change mine, but had I seen these before buying the mil spec ones, I would have bought them. I just ordered one for a friend through the parts department here and my cost was $27.28
Is it the multiple accessory posts peopel are getting excited about? Personally I don't like to hang a lot off the Battery Terminal itself, prefer a large gauge connection (through a breaker) to another separate fuse block that feeds accessory lighting, electronics, compressors, etc..

So pretty much the Starter/Charge cable, Winch Cable and Cable feeding accessory block. Its even a good idea to do a fuse block (or at least a terminal block) for the ground connections to run back to for electronics, etc (again with a single large gauge cable from the negative terminal)..
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Is it the multiple accessory posts peopel are getting excited about? Personally I don't like to hang a lot off the Battery Terminal itself, prefer a large gauge connection (through a breaker) to another separate fuse block that feeds accessory lighting, electronics, compressors, etc..

So pretty much the Starter/Charge cable, Winch Cable and Cable feeding accessory block. Its even a good idea to do a fuse block (or at least a terminal block) for the ground connections to run back to for electronics, etc (again with a single large gauge cable from the negative terminal)..


That's what is perfect about this terminal, one stud for the main vehicle cable, one stud for the fuse box, and one stud for the winch.
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Love it! Solves a great many problems. Thanks for the info.

So will this qualify my D as a Land Rover Maserati hybrid? ;-) Sounds killer!
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Amazon sells something similar, look for car audio battery terminal
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Amazon sells something similar, look for car audio battery terminal


Got a link? I couldn't find any.
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0QPR9PNTQE0K0C


An example, I searched for "car audio battery terminal" lots of options varying wildly in quality so ymmv
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Another option
Slee aluminum battery extensions..
Couldn't find the separate ski for them but they are reasonable - no quick disconnect though, which makes the Maserati ones pretty slick.

http://www.sleeoffroad.com/products/...ts_battery.htm
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