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|Too many cables on house battery||Sean||12-12-02|
|I've got a class C, with five cables superimposed on the house battery's positive terminal. The cables are:|
1. Connection to main motor charging system.
2. Starting power for generator
3. Connection to house power converter
5. Leveling jacks.
Needless to say, just fitting all these on is a struggle, making any kind of battery maintenance a real nightmare.
Does anyone know of any kind of distribution box I could install near the battery, connect all these cables to the distribution box, and then have one cable running from the battery to the box? Thanks.
|Re: Too many cables on house battery||Sam Watson||12-12-02|
|Depends on the size of the extra cables. Are they heavy guage, (1/0 or larger or 8-10 gauge)?|
|Re: Too many cables on house battery||Sean||12-12-02|
|The unit is in storage, so I can't run out and check it. They are "battery sized cables", I'm guessing about a half an inch in diameter (outside the sheathing). |
One thing to remember is that I have a really hard time coming up with a scenario how I could place a significant load on two or more of those loads at the same time.
|Re: Too many cables on house battery||wrench||12-12-02|
Just built or buy a buss bar, any battery dealer should have that in stock,
if none in your area, buitl one, 3/8"X 6" of soft copper tube (hammered flat), an isulated pad (rubber,wood,) 1 or 2 (as needed) =battery terminal adapter for side post, 2= 1/4X 3/4 to 1" bolt &nuts trough the flatted tubing (your buss bar now) 2 extra nuts to hold the wire snug on. repeat with 4= 5/16" size, 2 3/8". you now got the best buss bar in the world of RV.
wrench ( If too complicated, stop by & I canl install one).