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Unread 08-08-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default BATTERY WIRES crimp or solder --see photos

Hear ye all disbelievers in soldering....

i just rewired my 2005 club car precedent from factory standard of #6 crimp only to #4 crimp and solder....

this photo is a clean terminal with factory wire


note the heatshrink and color of the battery terminal...no problems

now let me strip off the heatshrink..and look at the photo below



the next photo is where i removed the wire off the motor and that was the worst....
I removed the heatshrink to find a terminal BEGINNING to burn..again FACTORY #6 and ONLY crimped.....



so I my humble opinion......if the club car factory can do a lousy job of making crimped wires....
what make anyone here think crimping only is good enough

TIME TO LEARN TO SOLDER ....click on How to Make Cables
How To make New Battery Cables

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Unread 08-08-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: BATTERY WIRES crimp or solder --see photos

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so I my humble opinion......if the club car factory can do a lousy job of making crimped wires....
what make anyone here think crimping only is good enough
a open end lug in a corrosive environment has a finite service life, so what? that doesn't mean that there aren't better materials & processes available...

a properly crimped closed end lug forms a gas tight joint. how are you going to improve a connection with a liquid, when the joint is impenetrable by air?
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Unread 08-08-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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a open end lug in a corrosive environment has a finite service life, so what? that doesn't mean that there aren't better materials & processes available...

a properly crimped closed end lug forms a gas tight joint. how are you going to improve a connection with a liquid, when the joint is impenetrable by air?
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1---my friend-- the battery compartment is corrosive air but....the motor compartment is not..and that motor wire was as you say GAS TIGHT with the heat shrink in place....

However i respect your oponion
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1---my friend-- the battery compartment is corrosive air but....the motor compartment is not..and that motor wire was as you say GAS TIGHT with the heat shrink in place....

However i respect your oponion
the factory heat shrink is not adhesive lined, the lugs are not closed end. to compare those terminations to something like this is apples to oranges.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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Default Re: BATTERY WIRES crimp or solder --see photos

Use real lugs and heatshrink with the glue instead of those Big Lots lugs and you wont have any problems with crimped connections
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