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Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:47 AM
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battery wiring connectors

Ok so i am running a few battery lines into the engine compartment and am wondering what people are using for terminals on the batterys?

Winch - 1 gauge wire
lights - 4 gauge to Pwr distribution block in the engine compartment (able to run 4 lights, 2 headlights + 2 bar lights)
Amp - 4 gauge
D-90 Main Pwr - 1 Gauge (i think)

so that is 2 1-Gauge and 2 4-Gauge wires that need to be hooked up. (and if there are top lights, work lights, etc i want to run another pwr distribution block for those and the relays needed to pwr them)


obviously this is a lot of wiring hanging off the stock connector - looking for ideas here everyone.

Street wires has a terminal which allows 2 4-gauge hook ups easily but the 2 1-Gauge hook ups could be problimatice and it uses an allen bolt to secure the terminal which is a pita from a carry along tool perspective (i.e. i can always use various wrenches but only 1 allen wrench)
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(i.e. i can always use various wrenches but only 1 allen wrench)
The one I have for the amp in the lotus I replaced the allen head set screw with a bolt.

YMMV.
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thanks Ron but the street wires terminal uses an allen head set screw for the terminal connection.
i wanted something that would be simple in the field if needed. ie. a bolt for the battery connection

not sure i can get away from the allen head terminal connection.

there is a distribution block which may work for me. 3 1/0 gauge out 1 in

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_211DBX3...tWires&tp=3001
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I know, I backed out the set screws and replaced them with small bolts after slathering them with wurth copper anti-sieze (I do this to every bolt I put on). Not sure if it was street wires, but it was similar, phoenix gold maybe, I had it for fifteen years or so but mine did not have a plastic cover and the other end clamps onto the battery, but since it is 2:30am I am not wandering out to the garage to take a picture .

The easy solution is to get a battery with both top and side connections (or marine optima which has three IIRC) and use standard eye connections on the side connections on them to supplement the block.
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