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Battery Quick Disconnects

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HBMurphy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    Who knows where I can pick up hardware like this:

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    Wanting to hook up a hi amp 12 vdc compressor in my bed and I would like to have a quick disconnect set up. Does anyone know someone in So Cal that sells these?

    TIA
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 4:35 PM
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  3. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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  4. Feb 26, 2010 at 10:57 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    you just gonna lay it in your bed and ratchet strap it down? Or do you have a special mount for it?
     
  5. Feb 26, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    I was thinking about a permanent mount in the bed but for right now ratchet strap.
     
  6. Feb 27, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    Cool. Maybe you could look into someone fabbing you what I wanna call a utility piece that holds all your stuff. Some fabbed tubing that can hold down your battery, shovel, Jack, spare, and any other tools. Just an idea.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    I have a piece that holds my stuff thank you very much!!! ;)

    Other tools, I picked up 4 identical tool boxes that stack so my thought is to make the back seat area my 'utility piece.
     
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    After using your compressor I needed an upgrade! Now for a couple of air tools! :D
     
  9. Mar 2, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    Those connectors are made by anderson. we use them in our labs over in the bay. You need a very special tool to crimp them onto the wires. I suggest finding a place to buy them with the cables already on them.
     
  10. Mar 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Thats a nice idea... can I use your credit card?




    I'll be using this method which should also improve weather resistance:

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    Now let's put some together. The wire should be tinned after stripping off the end. Use rosin core solder. It takes a lot of solder to do this, but it's better done before the wire is in the contact. If you globbed the solder, you must remove the excess with solder braid. If you were perfect, the wire will slip right in the contact. For the rest of us, use pliers to shape the end as round as possible. You might have to heat the contact to coax it on the wire. I get the contact started, then heat the contact with a spot of solder on the iron to aid heat transfer. Use pliers to slip the contact down. It should butt up against the insulation. To solder, place a drop of solder on the tip to aid heat transfer. Hold the tip behind the place shown for feeding solder. Slowly feed solder into the opening and gradually move the tip down towards the insulation. Stop feeding solder when you can see it in the hole. Allow to cool and scrape any flux off with an X-acto knife, or use alcohol. If you left any blobbed solder on the contact, shave it off with the knife. Get the appropriate color connector shell. This seems obvious, but sometimes gets overlooked. Look in the shell. You should see a slot in the middle. This is where the blade of the contact must pass through. You should also see a metal plate. The lip of the contact should slide along this plate then snap over the edge. Insert the contact slowly. You should see it coming through the slot. If you have trouble pushing it through, use the tool or a small screwdriver blade. Listen for the snap. You should not be able to pull the wire back out of the shell. After you've seen an installed contact, you should be able to tell an improperly installed one just by looking at the position of the lip.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    The one that picture looks like the 30A smaller size. Will be harder to solder the large ones. You will need a very large soldering iron or you can use a torch. just be careful not to toast the insulation too bad.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    Yep... Using my torch... couldn't find the first web page that showed a guy using a torch! But how I would love to use a crimper!
     
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    The crimper for these things is actually a big guillotine kind of thing with like a big punch that dimples a big spot in the middle of it. You have to hit it with a mallet. I bet if you could hold it tightly flat on a bench you could use something to do the same thing with a hammer.
     
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