Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: Good mail order place for battery cables?
Just finished installing 2/0 cables from genuinedealz.com, a new Blue Sea Systems battery switch, and fuses at the battery. Looks good and the engine starts nicely.
I put the + cable through Ancor conduit, and cable tied the -ve cable to that.
One odd thing I found : someone had installed a battery meter, and ran the wires to the battery switch. They used 18 gauge untinned wires, and had to cut open the rings on the crimps to make them fit. No fuses, so two unfused 6ft runs of not-to-code wire through the engine compartment.
I can't think of any reason not to connect the voltmeter at the battery charger terminals. It is permanently connected to both batteries, and only 1ft away from the voltmeter!
I plan to add inline fuses, this time.
Can anyone else think of a reason this won't work?
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay