Jumper Leads 700A

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:06
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Hi all.

Im looking for recommendations for high quality set of 700A leads including with quality alligator clips. I am a bit concerned that the average 'cutprice' stuff that Superdear sells may let me down when most needed, as we do a fair bit of remote area travelling.

Cheers.

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Reply By: Eric Experience - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:19

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:19
John.
I understand your concern about cheap jumper leads. No spring clip will take 700 amps. The correct way to use jumper leads is to allow the donor vehicle to run at fast idle for a few minutes to partly charge the flat battery before you try and start, that way your ordinary good quality leads will start the biggest diesel Eric
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Follow Up By: Geoff in SA - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 22:01

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 22:01
Eric
You are so right.
Too many people just try to grind the motor on a set of alligator clips and wonder why they smoke.

5-6 mins is all it takes sometimes to get the battery partly charged
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:23

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:23
Have a look at this Ebay site
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:24

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 20:24
$80..... Michael
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Reply By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 22:28

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 22:28
John
If you want h/d jumper leads go see your auto elec and get him to make a set out of 2b&s starter cable with utalux clamps. Won't be cheap though.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 22:47

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 at 22:47
Murray, Can you still get those Utilux clamps? I made a set with them years ago but misplaced them. Utilux was sold to Tyco some years back and a lot of those readily available products disappeared from the shelves. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Murray R (VIC) - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 22:28

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I used to buy them from bursons but have not used any for 18 mths.

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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 06:03

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 06:03
Hi John. I made mine out of welding cable with quality copper clamps that others below say may be still availible. Dont use them anymore as have a switch on the dash that joins the batteries bypassing the redark for emergencies. Perhaps you can do that.
cheers Graeme.
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Reply By: Dingojim - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 08:58

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 08:58
I don't know whether you guys on the other side of the world have Repco outlets but if you have they stock far better quality gear than Supercrapauto. Autobarn is another goodie. I purchased a set of good long very heavy duty ( 300 amp ) leads for the farm from Repco recently for a little over $100. You couldn't make them forr that. Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Dingojim - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 09:03

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 09:03
Todays first st*** up. Should have read 800 amp leads. Cheers.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 09:01

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 09:01
I don't know where you would get true 700 amp jumper leads from..... are you sure you need 700 amp leads, 000B&S is only going to handle about 500 amps top before it turns into a heating element.

We use 000 leads when starting big big mining gear and for everything else we use 2B&S.

What are you trying to start?

Going big in capacity doesn't mean they are good quality and will last.

If you want goo go a see a auto elec who specialises in heavy earthmoving and get them to make you up a set to your specs.

If you want some of the shelf try Matson....

http://www.matson.com.au/sales/Jumper_Leads/

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Follow Up By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 20:16

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 20:16
Thanks for the tip.

The reason I've nominated 700 is because my dealer says "I would be trying to get 400amp or higher with the jumper leads 700 ideal". It's a 200 Series LC.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - John Baas (WA) - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 20:17

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 20:17
Thanks all for your replies; most helpful.

Cheers.
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Reply By: rumpig - Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 20:46

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 20:46
ask your local automotive battery place if they make them or if they can make them for you. i had a HD set made up about 7 years ago by a battery store (cost about $100 - $150 from memory), i had the store make them heaps longer then the stuff you get from an autobarn / repco / supercheap type stores also, which comes in handy when you can't get real close to the other vehicle.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 10:05

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 10:05
Gday John,
A few years ago I replaced my 400A leads with 750A leads from Supercheap and have to say they looked to be good quality with beefy clamps. They have been used a few times now to crank other vehicles and have done the job where other leads have not.
They are fairly bulky but just fit under my 200series front drivers seat.
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Reply By: Member - Munji - Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 16:14

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 16:14
JB

Due to similar frustration a few years ago I acquired some welding lead and had a set of heavy duty clamps fitted. I have taken them everywhere since and being 3m long has also been an advantage.
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