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Battery Wiring Replacement/Upgrade

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Moogle, May 2, 2017.

  1. May 2, 2017 at 7:19 PM
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    Moogle

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    I was trying to avoid making a new thread about something I thought would have a straightforward answer somewhere already. But I searched as thoroughly as I could and came up short of anything definitive.

    I was thinking I would replace the battery wiring when I swap my battery to a Northstar 31M, since it's pretty badly corroded. I figured I might as well replace it with something marginally better, but at the very least I think I need to replace the terminal clamps.

    So far the only place I've seen any pre-made harnesses to this end being sold is in a TW vendor's thread but based on the last several replies it seems like there are issues with quality of the product and service.

    I've also looked at threads on making them, but I think making my own is a little out of my technical skillset at this moment, so I'm very hesitant to try.

    So what's a typical route people go for this?

    Also, idk if it matters, but I have a 170A alternator.

    Thanks in advance for any help and guidance.
     
  2. May 2, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    I did the BamaToy upgrade on my truck (27F) and helped out @the glen (31M). Kind of a shame Bama flaked out on making them. As I recall @ryanjboutin bought a kit around the same time but may not have installed it. Maybe you could buy Ryan's if he still has it...
     
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  3. May 2, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    Wasn't too much carnage...:D


     
  4. May 2, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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    Never installed it.
    Sold for a loss.
     
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  5. May 2, 2017 at 10:55 PM
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    I didn't read too much into what was going on, but it just seemed like it wasn't happening anymore, which is too bad since I haven't seen anything similar offered anywhere.

    Sure looks nice though, not the horror show mine currently is.

    Damn that's too bad (for me and for you)
     
  6. May 3, 2017 at 12:37 AM
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    I just make my own cables using 1/0 welding cable that I get short pieces a few feet long .

    Only cost is the lugs and heat shrink
     
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  7. May 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    You could just swap out the terminals now and do the wiring later. I used one of these for the negative in place of what came with the Bama kit. If you re-use the stock cables, you will have to terminate one of them with a lug. That is the difficult part as those really want to be soldered, not just crimped. If you can get the lengths, you can also buy pre-made cables. I like marine grade but they're expensive. Another alternative is Del City.
     
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  8. May 3, 2017 at 12:20 PM
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    At this point I'm thinking I'll just do the terminals for now.

    I looked at their site but I only saw kits for dual batteries. Do you have to special order?
     
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  10. May 3, 2017 at 12:59 PM
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    send an email, ask him questions, he is a real good guy to deal with.
     
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    Thanks I think I will.
     
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    in a hurry yesterday could not find this: just down the page a bit
    Off-Grid Engineering Dual Battery System Q&A
     

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