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Old 24 January 2005, 03:44   #1
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Has anyone

used the quick release push on (main) battery terminations. Had a problem with the existing the weekend and was looking for some new ones. I have seen them in a mag but come from the old school that all electrical connections should be done up tight. has anyone any experance of them. It would make charging very easy if i could just unplug and remove the battery.

I know this is not an engine post, its Monday morning and i am not at my best but I can't move it now sorry for being a p***.
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Old 24 January 2005, 06:50   #2
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Hi

I have the quick snap on type of battery connectors on my boat. They were on the boat when I got it, never seen them before. I am impressesd with them. But I have learnt that they need quite a bit of force to close them properly. If they are put on at an angle and then you close them, they seem as though they are secure but they aren't.

Mainly I find them a bit fiddly because I've had my wiring all surrounded with electrical trunking and its all a bit of a tight fit to get it in the battery box.

Overall I think they are an improvement over the bolt up type. Good for something where you might be taking the battery off all the time. Probably not so good for something like a car which doesn't need so much maintanence.

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Old 24 January 2005, 12:03   #3
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Got them on boat and caravan and had them on the boat that got nicked.

Much easier in a confinded space than fiddling with spanners. Just make sure they're on straight as has been aid.

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Old 24 January 2005, 13:28   #4
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Excellent Neil, highly recommended. You can get em from Marine superstore at Port Solent.


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Old 24 January 2005, 13:54   #5
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Very good.
If you disconnect the neg everytime you leave the Rib no one can F*** about with the engine tilt.
Batterys last better when disconnected from the rest of the system.
Only drawback I found with mine, the plastic covers on the clamps made using a jump booster rather impossible.
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Old 24 January 2005, 16:06   #6
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Very good.
Only drawback I found with mine, the plastic covers on the clamps made using a jump booster rather impossible.
Good point!

Fit an electrical isolator switch and you shouldn't need to disconnect the Battery though.
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Old 24 January 2005, 17:16   #7
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Used them on caravan and boat never had a problem,try caravan shop may be cheaper than chandlery.
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Old 25 January 2005, 13:06   #8
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Have had Battery isolator switches on the previous two Ribs in the club and found that they corroded rather nastily and at one point let us start and run out to the divesite , then refused to allow the starter enough current to start us for the return trip. A big screwdriver across the terminals inside the consol did the trick but is not recommended due to sparking possibly igniting battery or tank fumes.
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i dont know what type you are looking at, but a friend of mine had them on his rib years ago and they corroded up pretty quickly in a marine application.
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I got mine from here Near the bottom......

On my old searider the battery was exposed at the front of the consule and I never had any probs with corrosion... the terminals were Copper Eased thou.

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