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Unread 04-19-2009, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default Would copper bars work?

This is something that I have been thinking should work instead of cables to connect then use copper bars drilled to connect like on tow motor batteries are? Just a thought because have the bar, and have seen other battery packs connected this way.
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Unread 04-19-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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This is something that I have been thinking should work instead of cables to connect then use copper bars drilled to connect like on tow motor batteries are? Just a thought because have the bar, and have seen other battery packs connected this way.
A concern would be the lack of flexibility between one battery terminal and the other while the cart is in motion. Sure there're bolted down but the batteries still would have slight movement and that would be taken away with a solid bar or could possibly lead to a loose connection down the road with any such movement.
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Default Re: Would copper bars work?

My opinion, you could only use it in a couple places and then would have to re-orient the batteries to do so, second opinion, with the carts bouncing around as bad as they do (see thread on "shock absorbers?" in this section) the lack of flexibility of the bar would probably cause the connection to loosten quicker.
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Default Re: Would copper bars work?

I agree with Jim, maybe use them where they don't interfer with the caps etc, and be sure everytning is rock solid! Oh and post pics
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Fishing Dude,

I'd do a Ben Franklin on the Pro's and Con's first. Some con's might be:

Inevitable loosening of the solid connection with cart vibration, (even solid steel will flex including your battery hold downs.) Increased possibility of battery terminal connection fracture. Increased exposed area on copper plate for any tool, watch, ring to make contact. No valued improvement of speed or torque since this process isn't taken 100% through all connections.

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Because you have the bars.

So I would weigh the pro's and con's first! Good luck with whatever you decide
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Unread 04-19-2009, 10:33 AM   #6
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That's why I posted the question, I had thought of these problems, would tie bateries together with clamping system around outside to limit movement. This was more or less for useing up old item would think a lead bushing could be molded to limit loosening also. Have 30 lbs of lead from pure soft to med hard.
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That's why I posted the question, I had thought of these problems, would tie bateries together with clamping system around outside to limit movement. This was more or less for useing up old item would think a lead bushing could be molded to limit loosening also. Have 30 lbs of lead from pure soft to med hard.
You could also fabricate a spring loaded connection at each terminal to eliminate the connection fatigue or poor connection concerns which would handle limited movement. I'm just saying that a flexible cable works quite nicely as well. Good luck again with whatever your choice
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Scotty I wasn't condoning it, just making a point on min. of what would have to be done.
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