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Help! What does my starter motor draw?

There ARE major differences between battery types and brands. For instance:
Starting Batteries have Thinner more porous plates and very large interconnecting bus bars to provide high currents for short durations.
Deep Cycle Batteries have thicker plates and lighter bus bars to provide low currents for long durations.
The Battery Council International has an excellent website at:
www.batterycouncil.org/made.html
Although a 1/0 cable may be adequate, LARGER is better - and in small quantities cost should not be a factor - I''d use at least 3/0 (which contrary to Peter''s post is LARGER than 1/0) Tinned Copper (to reduce voltage drop etc.), crimped and sealed - definatly NOT soldered (solder causes a ''hard'' spot, which engine vibration breaks).
Good luck,
Gord
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