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Offline WILDEBILL308

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Replacement battery cables
« on: February 18, 2016, 06:59:51 PM »
Last week when I was checking the water level in the battery's I noticed I had a cable end that was cracked. It apparently had ben thinned out by corrosion. It was to short to replace the end so I started searching for a new replacement. I was able to get the proper wiring sizes from Fleetwood.  Finding replacement cables was an interesting search. I found that NAPA will custom make cables. My 24in cable cost 20.43 not bad for 1/0 cable. I have found another source for custom made cables. Bestboatwire.com.
 http://www.bestboatwire.com/2-0-awg-custom-battery-cables
I am going to give them a try as I think the cable is better quality as it is tined and they use shrink tube that makes the ends watertight.
Just thought I would share that info.
Bill
« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 05:42:15 AM by Brett Wolfe »
2003 Bounder 38N,300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.Towing 2014 Honda CRV. Home base Fort Worth, Texas
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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 06:18:01 AM »
Bill,  a 1/0 cable sounds a little light, the ones on my MH are 3/0.  Grote makes heavy wall cable lugs as well as thinner ones, the only downfall with them is that they are too thick for a battery stud if you need to put 2 or more ends on one stud. Got tripped up on that when I redid my cable ends and had to use a copper buss bar to bind the cable ends to my new batteries.
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Offline WILDEBILL308

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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 07:04:55 AM »
Yes it sounds light  but it is what Fleetwood specked for that cable. There are others that are 2/0 and 3/0. My coach battery bank is  4-6Volt and they use 1/0 between the battery's making up a 12Volt battery and the 2/0 between the "12Volt" battery's and 3/0 to the 300A fuse and to ground from the combined "12Volt" battery's.
Bill
2003 Bounder 38N,300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.Towing 2014 Honda CRV. Home base Fort Worth, Texas
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 10:12:42 AM »
Bill, it is also a good idea to keep all your interconnect cables equal length and make the power and ground connections kitty corner from each other.  That will balance out the loads on each battery.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2016, 10:34:58 AM by ziggyh »
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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2016, 03:20:38 PM »
Bill, I'm curious, what size is your inverter.
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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2016, 07:41:17 AM »
My battery's are in that configuration from Fleetwood. I don't recall what size  the inverter is. Next  time I am at the coach I will look.
Bill
2003 Bounder 38N,300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.Towing 2014 Honda CRV. Home base Fort Worth, Texas
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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 06:11:10 PM »
ZiggyH, Finley got to look at what inverter I have, it is Xantrex Freedom 458 and I believe it is rated at 2000.
Bill
2003 Bounder 38N,300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.Towing 2014 Honda CRV. Home base Fort Worth, Texas
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Re: Replacement battery cables
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2016, 06:50:37 PM »
Thanks Bill
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