This month’s issue of Phillips Industries’ Qwik Tech Tips tackles issues related to battery terminals and lugs.
Available HERE, the publication provides advice for building a custom battery cable, complete with definitions and identification for terminals and lugs used throughout the heavy-duty market, as well as other industries.
The article also includes a few key tips, such as:
- When choosing lugs, be sure to use the correct size/gauge and hole size for the best connection.
- When choosing terminals, choose a terminal that best suits the application. This will allow you to route your cable for better service access & clearance.
- Butt splices should only be used in emergency situations.
- Brazed seam lugs, although cost effective, are not the best choice as they allow moisture and contaminants to enter the battery cable through the open end. It is suggested to solder dip the end of the exposed battery cable wire to help prevent corrosion when using these types of terminals.
Phillips Industries says previous issues of Qwik Tech Tips can be found on its archive website.