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Old 21-04-2013, 17:00   #1
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I am currently wiring a new alternator that's calls for double 4/0. The bank its coming off of is wired in parallel and series. My problem is that I can't get 3 lugs onto the post and secure the nut as well. Thoughts?
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:05   #2
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Re: stumped

You can't get three wires onto the back of the alternator? Why is there more than one output wire?
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I meant to say Inverter, would help to have the right info....the post in question is on the house bank
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Old 21-04-2013, 20:01   #4
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Re: Stumped

Wow...that is some inverter!! What is the amp draw? Why 2 x 4/0? Ampacity or voltage drop? Why three connections?

Most battery terminals will accept two ring terminals if you invert one of them. One solution would be to run 2 x 4/0 cables to the line side of the Class T fuse holder. Invert one of the ring terminals at the fuse holder connections and I believe it will fit.
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The best way would be to put a bus bar near the inverter with a short wire of the proper gauge 12" or less then your 4/0 to the bus bar
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