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post #16 of 24 Old 03-23-2013, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Leaning towards something like this. Link is just to one half the connector. That way if the cable clamp went bad I could just make up another and to disconnect I just unplug.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/AND...&cm_vc=IDPRRZ1


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Leaning towards something like this. Link is just to one half the connector. That way if the cable clamp went bad I could just make up another and to disconnect I just unplug.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/AND...&cm_vc=IDPRRZ1
I'd want to know what the inrush rating is on that thing. I know that they use something similar for hooking up jumper cables on tow trucks, but 175 amp doesn't seem like enough unless it has a much higher inrush rating.

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I would think it needs to be rated higher than than the main fuse on the PDC. (175)
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Starters don't run through fuses

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That will work quite well, I'm thinking.

I've seen these used on forklift batteries and they fail more from physical abuse than from electrical overload. As a matter of fact the only time I've seen the connections fail is due to operator error.

It'll handle anything your Jeep will put out.

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post #21 of 24 Old 03-23-2013, 08:39 AM
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yep, those are commonly used on electric jitneys. i've seen a few melted. the motors on those particular trucks had shorted internally and caught fire before that though.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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This was a medium rated one, they got them rated up to 350 I think. A good crimp with a hammer crimper or hexagon crimper, fill the voids with solder, heatshrink the cable entries and exits and it should be good to go.

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These are more along the lines of being properly rated for connection to a starting battery:

http://www.centurytool.net/Plug_In_C...ts_s/16302.htm

The light duty ones are 400Amp, the HD ones are 800

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post #24 of 24 Old 03-23-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the links OldJeep!

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