Jumper Leads

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 19:44
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I was looking for jumper leads and thought this should be straight forward but found it a little confusing. I find jumper leads come in 100,200, and 400 amps and I know I need surge protection. What ones do you recommend for a 98 Prado.

Wayne
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Reply By: Leroy - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 19:51

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 19:51
You really want the thickest you can afford (and when I say thicker I'm refering to the copper core not including the insulation) as the problem with thinner/cheaper leads is you get voltage drop as the leads heat up due to the large carrent draw. Also make sure the cables have a good connection to the clamps because you will have the same problem with a high resistive connection.

Leroy
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Reply By: Phil G - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 22:07

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 22:07
Wayne,

The 400 amp ones will be best, and with a 98 Prado, you need the spike protection.
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Reply By: Rod W - Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 09:26

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2004 at 09:26
Get heavy welding cable from BOCS or CIG or whatever they call themselves these days and at least 8-9 metres long. You won't regret it.
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