Friday, May 23, 2008

Blown connections

I had heard about blown connections and in the first few days of running the bus I had 3 connections melt on me. This picture shows a progression of the lead lug melting. (The deformed lugs were round to start with) So I had to use lock washers to keep my connections tight. I may switch to copper connections which seem to stay tighter for me than these lead ones, but at least the lugs melt before the battery terminals do, which I would be afraid might happen with copper lugs. They make a nice pop, get relay hot and my engine loses power immediately when they blow. Another reason not to go with this style battery I suppose.

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