Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
OK.. there's all of two inches between the battery terminal and the frame. I've heard of arcing but we aint talking thousands of volts here.
In fact. I think we are talking about 12.
I wasn't thinking about arcing, my comments were more from an installation point of view.
Batteries are often in an inaccessible position and there is a chance of touching both battery poles while fitting the cage. Dead shorts like this on a battery can be very interesting all be it for a short period of time
On my boat the battery is held in place with a wooden strap which will not conduct
Steel straps are used on some cars but generally they are dipped in plastic to stop problems.