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Old 07-12-2012, 22:28   #16
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Re: A few small detail questions

Aluminium's oxide causes the problem (a natural insulator) however using dielectric paste prevents the oxide forming.

Re the use of SS bolts, couldn't agree more but so hard to find alternatives, or in a lot of cases replacements as most manufacturers use SS bolts as a matter of course, check out Winston battery connections as an example.


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Re: A few small detail questions


Thank you all for the ideas.



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Old 26-12-2012, 19:59   #18
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Re: A few small detail questions

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For the big crimps, like 00 battery cable I bought a small, cheap hydraulic crimper from Harbor Freight. Doesn't make a pretty a crimp as the expensive but I've cut one apart and the crimp was very tight and the copper wire bundle almost looked fused together. I think the tool was only $40-$50 and should work for the dozen or so battery cables I'll make with it.
Are the die sizes still mislabeled on the HF crimper? According to the picture on the HF web site the dies are clearly stamped with AWG sizes, but I have seen earlier customer reports that they don't fit the standard AWG lugs.

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