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What are your preferred battery terminals made of?
Lead 10%  10%  [ 1 ]
Zinc coated 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Copper 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Brass 20%  20%  [ 2 ]
Aluminium 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other 40%  40%  [ 4 ]
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:11 am 
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What are your preferred battery terminals made of?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Battery terminals
Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:14 am 
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My choices would be

1) GOLD (best conductivity but expensive)
2) Copper (best conductivity and great price and common)
3) Aluminum (cheaper than copper so you can buy alot)

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 1:37 am 
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My preferred would def be gold coated too
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:22 am 
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I made mine out of copper. :D

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:18 am 
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very nice mate. I wouldn't mind a pair of those :D
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:38 am 
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That's awesome, Where did you get such a thick chunk of copper ?
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:54 am 
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Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:20 pm 
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Gonadman2 wrote:
I made mine out of copper. :D


You wanna make me a set of those? :D

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:30 pm 
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maca_404 wrote:
That's awesome, Where did you get such a thick chunk of copper ?


Its copper busbar. If you went to an industrial electrical panelbuilder, I'm sure they would help you out. In Perth try Kounis Switchboards, or Tanis. I think ABB in Sydney build a lot of switchboards too. You wouldn't want to buy a whole length of bus, they cost several hundreds, and probably in the thousands for a length 6mm think.

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Gonadman2 wrote:
I made mine out of copper. :D


You wanna make me a set of those? :D


You wanna pay me for a set of those? :D
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:45 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 3:23 pm 
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You could make it even cooler, Insulate the terminal from the copper so that the thick nut and washer is the only thing electrical linking the two, Then when you need to remove power to your car for repairs or what have you just undo the big nut and washer and then there will be no power, be an easy security thing to do as well if you leave the car for a bit just take off the one nut.
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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:21 pm 
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Looks mint!
Im up for this group buy if its not that expensive. Camon it looks great.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:51 pm 
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Gonadman2 wrote:
maca_404 wrote:
That's awesome, Where did you get such a thick chunk of copper ?


Its copper busbar. If you went to an industrial electrical panelbuilder, I'm sure they would help you out. In Perth try Kounis Switchboards, or Tanis. I think ABB in Sydney build a lot of switchboards too. You wouldn't want to buy a whole length of bus, they cost several hundreds, and probably in the thousands for a length 6mm think.

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Gonadman2 wrote:
I made mine out of copper. :D


You wanna make me a set of those? :D


You wanna pay me for a set of those? :D


how much? im keen pm me with the details

cheers

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:09 pm 
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I'll look into it guys, but I'm away for the next couple of weeks on a course.

I will investigate further, the parts that I made were a bit of a one off though.
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