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Unread 07-11-2019, 02:07 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2g-4g-2g «link» through the obc

Can anyone tell me why a bolt is better than cable? The diameter should be the same...
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Unread 07-11-2019, 02:11 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2g-4g-2g «link» through the obc

2 ga cable without insulation is real close to 5/16, also same as battery stud.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 02:35 PM   #13
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A 5/16 bolt has more diameter than 1 ga cable.

As long as You can keep that cable jumper about 3 inches long, including the connections, go for it.

The issue is "resistance" and that is directly related to the length of whatever you use.

I really don't think you can make a cable "stud" and fasten it to the 2ga cable more efficiently than using a bolt.
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Unread 07-11-2019, 03:01 PM   #14
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Lube the cable and it should slide. If you have the lug on just bend it like a "U" and push it through, then bend it back flat afterwards.
Just bend it Into a U shape...like this maybe? He he he he ....I’m poking the bear I know....
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Unread 07-11-2019, 03:10 PM   #15
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Can’t find any brass or copper bolts in my 1hour online search, how important is the material of the bolt? I’m afraid lube and bending won’t get the cable through, first time ever actually...
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Pretty important actually.

As far as electric conductivity is concerned and assuming copper being the reference for comparisons, aluminum would be the second best choice.

The problem with aluminum is that it oxidizes really quick, specially when connecting to copper and that is not a good thing for high amperage. It is also hard to keep anti-oxidizing paste on the connection due to water exposure.

If you move to alloys, Brass is the winner.

Interesting enough even though Brass is 60% copper and Silicon Bronze is about 96% copper, as far as electrical conductivity, Brass is twice as conductive.

Stainless Steel is much more inferior than Brass on conductivity as well.

If You really cannot locate brass bolts, keep the 4ga cable jumper through the OBC as short as practical (under 12 inches if possible) and it will be fine.
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Just bend it Into a U shape...like this maybe? He he he he ....I’m poking the bear I know....


Lmao. This is Great. That ought to get a rise out of him!


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Anything wrong with using a coated steel bolt? Other than the possibility of rust, which can be prevented with pretty much any kind of grease.
I would think an M10 or probably M12 even would fit through the OBC hole. Might need to put larger eyelets on the end of the wires for them to fit on the bolt, or drill them out if there’s enough material on them.
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Just bend it Into a U shape...like this maybe? He he he he ....I’m poking the bear I know....
That is just cold....

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Anything wrong with using a coated steel bolt? Other than the possibility of rust, which can be prevented with pretty much any kind of grease.
I would think an M10 or probably M12 even would fit through the OBC hole. Might need to put larger eyelets on the end of the wires for them to fit on the bolt, or drill them out if there’s enough material on them.
Just mainly that iron is not a good conductor, and the more impurities it has (like cadmium or zinc coatings) makes it even less. The best ones in order of conductance are Silver, Copper, Gold, Aluminum, Zinc, Nickel, Brass, Bronze, Iron, Platinum, Carbon Steel, Lead and then Stainless Steel.
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