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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone

Haven't posted for awhile.
Unfortunately buried in work commitments and currently travelling.

Just looking for advice regarding battery terminals & leads.

These days there's a lot of inferior product around.

Are stainless steel terminal bolts/washers suitable for fastening terminals to the battery posts? Also is there a test to determine conductivity and or suitability of purchaset terminals?

I guess the attached photo illustrates how not to terminate your wiring. 🙂
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 01:32 AM
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Hi Rod,

Good to hear from you again.

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Are stainless steel terminal bolts/washers suitable for fastening terminals to the battery posts?
I've used 'em for years no problems. Ime, modern battery terminal threads are bog-standard M6.

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test to determine conductivity and or suitability of purchaset terminals?
Not sure why you'd worry on a non-electric-start bike? Nevertheless, ime standard M6 stainless bolts conduct well north of 100A without problems ...

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I guess the attached photo illustrates how not to terminate your wiring. 🙂
Mmmm ...

Hth.

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I think the only real requirement is that the fasteners are made of metal!
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2019, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks T T & Stu.


I included the photo for some fun.

I came across a motorized tricycle running jumper leads from the battery to his electricals.

The Lucas/Yuasa clone battery I use has terminals which take a bolt/nut/washer arrangement so I'll use stainless for these as advised.

The terminals I've crimped to my wiring are of an unknown metal and unknown plating.

Apart from needing to be metal, I wasn't sure whether the metal and plating used might affect electrical performance.

I'll just run with them.

Thanks

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