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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Battery Cable Fitting Reply with quote

I am building an RV-8 with the battery installed in the forward baggage compartment. The battery contactor is mounted about 4" from the positive terminal. The simplest and shortest route for the cable would be a straight 4" length between the two. Is this acceptable, or should I take a somewhat indirect route to the contactor so that the cable has a bit of a loop in it?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Battery Cable Fitting Reply with quote

At 04:03 PM 8/31/2014, you wrote:
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I am building an RV-8 with the battery installed in the forward
baggage compartment. The battery contactor is mounted about 4" from
the positive terminal. The simplest and shortest route for the
cable would be a straight 4" length between the two. Is this
acceptable, or should I take a somewhat indirect route to the
contactor so that the cable has a bit of a loop in it?

Use a ~8" length of 4AWG welding cable
with sufficient wire dress to avoid putting
any stress on terminals on either end
of the jumper wire.

Use heavy-wall heat-shrink to provide
vibration support at the terminals but
let the stuff in the middle wave in the
breeze.

http://tinyurl.com/kfqjphg

The above article illustrates M22759 'fat wire'
but if it were my airplane, welding cable is
the material of first choice.
Bob . . .


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:45 am    Post subject: Battery Cable Fitting Reply with quote

Bob,
As always, Thanks!

On Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:17 PM, "Robert L. Nuckolls, III" <nuckolls.bob(at)aeroelectric.com> wrote:



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I am building an RV-8 with the battery installed in the forward
baggage compartment. The battery contactor is mounted about 4" from
the positive terminal. The simplest and shortest route for the
cable would be a straight 4" length between the two. Is [quote][b]


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Battery Cable Fitting Reply with quote

I second Bob's suggestion. Welding Cable is really great stuff. It's tough-as-nails, very flexible, and easy to work with.
-Jeff


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Bob,
As always, Thanks!

On Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:17 PM, "Robert L. Nuckolls, III" <nuckolls.bob(at)aeroelectric.com> wrote:



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At 04:03 PM 8/31/2014, you wrote:
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I am building an RV-8 with the battery installed in the forward
baggage compartment. The battery contactor is mounted about 4" from
the positive terminal. The simplest and shortest route for the
cable would be a straight 4" length between the two. Is
Quote:



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