Battery terminals...

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by windyman, Mar 11, 2012.

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  1. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Hi,

    Fitted my van system this weekend, few odd bits to finish off but happy with it.

    One question tho. I have these type of terminals going to my leisure battery:
    http://www.thetoolboxshop.com/standard-and-commercial-solderless-battery-terminals-258-c.asp

    I just stripped the wire and screwed the screw down onto the bare wire- is this what ur meant to do?

    Or is there a fixing I can put on the end of the wire to hold it to the terminal more securely?
     
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  2. badbusdriver

    badbusdriver Guest

    What you have done is what you are meant to do, but strip enough of the wire so you can fold it over and twist it a couple of times to make it thicker, then you will get a better contact. Also, i would use some copper grease smeared over where it goes on to the battery.
     
  3. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Ok mate cheers. Thought I was doing it right, but wondered if was a better way as didn't seem to strong. Should be ok I suppose. Will copper grease stop the terminal sticking to the thingy?
     
  4. badbusdriver

    badbusdriver Guest

    The copper grease will ensure a good contact while at the same time, protecting against water. That's what mechanics use, or at least they used to when i worked in garages, not sure if they still do!?.
     
  5. windyman

    windyman Well-Known Member
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    Cheers for advice mate.
     
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