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    Source for crimp on battery terminals?

    I am going to run some new cables to my starter/batt/alt and winch. A buddy has one of these hydraulic cable crimpers for attaching the terminal ends. It was perfect for when I wired multiple batteries on my boat. The cable lugs for connecting to the stud on the starter and alternator are easy to find. But my local parts store only has those cheesy battery terminal repair kits that has 2 bolts to sandwich the stripped cable end.

    I am looking for the top post pos and neg terminals. Both will need to be able to accept multiple connections. I have 20 ft of 6 gauge that will run to starter/alt, engine and chassis ground. I think my 8.5k ramsey winch needs 4 gauge.

    What are my options for terminals and where to find them?

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    https://m.delcity.net/store/Battery-Terminals/p_103

    Should find what you need there
    See battery terminals for various uses in your electrical install. With a mix of materials and sizes, Del City has an option for you. Free shipping on $99+
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      #3
      I use mostly 2/0 for everything but also use 5/16 hole lug ends for cables that end up at the terminal connection on the firewall connection spot on my M1028 or M1031 CUCV'S.

      I have mostly bought cable ends at a local branch of a chain called battery systems.
      https://www.batterysystems.net


      Fishnbeer it would help if we knew where you are to know where to send you.
      Last edited by PAE; 06-13-2020, 11:00 AM.

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ID:	38347 I’d highly recommend just crimping lugs on both ends of the cables and using military style battery terminals. They make adding extra shit easy, and you don’t have to worry about wearing out or damaging the terminals whenever you need to disconnect the battery
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          #5
          I originally had something different in mind, but after seeing the military style terminals it is pretty clear that is the way to go.

          Debating whether or not I want to run dual batteries because of the winch. I have some 900CCA AGM batteries that I plan on running. Not sure if dual batteries is totally necessary...

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            #6
            Originally posted by Fishnbeer View Post
            I originally had something different in mind, but after seeing the military style terminals it is pretty clear that is the way to go.

            Debating whether or not I want to run dual batteries because of the winch. I have some 900CCA AGM batteries that I plan on running. Not sure if dual batteries is totally necessary...
            Those military connectors are great.

            For the wire ends use the solder slugs. It's a chunk of solder with flux inside. You hold your lug with the wire hole straight up, pop in the slug, heat until molten then shove in your wire. After that some adhesive heat shrink and good to go.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Muckin_Slusher View Post

              Those military connectors are great.

              For the wire ends use the solder slugs. It's a chunk of solder with flux inside. You hold your lug with the wire hole straight up, pop in the slug, heat until molten then shove in your wire. After that some adhesive heat shrink and good to go.

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              That's exactly what I use and how I do it. Works awesome every time.

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                #8
                I thought you weren't supposed to use the solder ones because they can de-solder under a high current load? I bought one of those hammer crimpers and it seems to work great up to 1 gauge, but that's as high as I've tried.

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                  #9
                  Military terminals ftw. I am looking at doing all my cables on my jeep and plan on using them. They just work

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                    #10
                    I like to crimp and then use flux core wire solder. I have never used the solder plugs before. Then I like to use the marine grade anchor brand heat shrink tube. Glue comes out when you apply heat and is really good at preventing corrosion.

                    For the cable lugs, what material do you guys think is best for the winch connection? Regular old copper lugs or something else?

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                      #11
                      I just redid all the positive and negative cables in my Jeep. Military style ends are the only way to go. Secure and easy to work with. You can even add a longer bolt if needed to stack more stuff on there.

                      Crimp connectors are better than solder. Always use the good quality hear shrink with glue. It will make a nice water tight cable that won't corrode and will last forever.

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                        #12
                        I used solder slugs and adhesive shrink wrap on my stuff and not a problem one 4 years and counting.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by OHV Wildcat View Post
                          I thought you weren't supposed to use the solder ones because they can de-solder under a high current load? I bought one of those hammer crimpers and it seems to work great up to 1 gauge, but that's as high as I've tried.
                          I do a lot of high current shit and in a high vibration like a moving vehicle I prefer crimping, solder will break and give you high resistance and burn shit up. -IMO

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Fishnbeer View Post
                            I like to crimp and then use flux core wire solder. I have never used the solder plugs before. Then I like to use the marine grade anchor brand heat shrink tube. Glue comes out when you apply heat and is really good at preventing corrosion.

                            For the cable lugs, what material do you guys think is best for the winch connection? Regular old copper lugs or something else?
                            I can’t imagine that anything could be better than copper.

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                              Originally posted by Broncokyle88 View Post
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                              This. I’m doing the military style on this truck too. I did them on my crawler years ago and now it’s the only way.

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