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Battery terminal for winch

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rcamacho, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. rcamacho

    rcamacho 1/2 ton status

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    PO installed a POS terminal on the 2 guage cable to the winch. Well, it melted off today while pulling a stump out.

    Now I need a decent crimp/soder terminal for the 2 guage. Any recommendations or will a decent terminal and soder job do?
     
  2. rcamacho

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    I located a solder terminal at Napa and did a nice job on the cable this evening. Should work well.
     
  3. Leper

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    If it doesn't, take the cable to a welding supply shop. They have an awesome crimper there. That is who I get my stereo cable from.
     
  4. diesel4me

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    crude but effective..

    I guess I'm a barbarian..I just use the closest size of copper tubing that fits the wire,and mash half of it flat with a hammer,drill a 3/8 hole in it,and solder and crimp it on the cable with a few more hammer taps!..if you grind it round on the hole end,it almost looks factory made!..I use a propane torch and flux to solder them..they aren't that pretty,but I've yet to melt one!..:crazy:
     
  5. R72K5

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    yep! and it works too!

    also a good way to make custom length cables for grounding under the hood and such



    :D
     

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