Re: House Battery cable help!
I am with daveb on this. I tried to solder on a lug and it was impossible.
If you have an Airgas welding shop nearby you can purchase the copper crimp-on connectors (friggin' huge) and also your own cable crimper to use on a stout piece of concrete with a sledge or in a 6" or bigger bench vise. I did both. I used the bench vise first and then gave the crimper a whack with the sledge.
Welders crimp lugs to welding cable. They don't use solder.
Airgas will also likely have the big heat shrink wire insulation tubes (make sure you put them on before you attach the connector).
BTW, apparently electrical current flows on the outside of the wire (who knew?) so that's why welding cable is made with a lot of fine little gauge wires so as to reduce current loss due to resistance. So welding cable is the best for the 12v house battery side of our vans. And you can buy it at Airgas too.
And L brackets are the way to go, automotive posts suck.
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