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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:18 AM   #16
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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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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #17
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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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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:35 AM   #18
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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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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:50 AM   #19
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Starters don't run through fuses
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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:26 AM   #20
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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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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #21
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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.
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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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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #23
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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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Unread 03-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #24
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Thanks for the links OldJeep!
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