Battery terminals

Submitted: Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:07
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Hi all & a Happy New Year ??

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Bought a Deep cycle battery for my 80, and the terminals are on opposite sides.

Any thoughts as to what I should do?

I have though of just changing out the terminals so they are longer.

What are you thoughts guys?

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Dana
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:11

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:11
Hi Dana

Are you able to either return the battery to get one with the correct terminal positions.

There are made that way so in the event of an accident, the positive terminal is not going to short on the body of the vehicle, and possible fire risk.

Other will have a better explanation.



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Follow Up By: Dana M2 - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:32

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:32
Hi Stephen

Will see if we can get an exchange and get back to you?
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Reply By: Member - Racey - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:31

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:31
Agree with Stephen; change it.
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Follow Up By: Dana M2 - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 16:12

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 16:12
Thanks everyone

Was an easy fix
Just exchanged the battery

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Reply By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:44

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 14:44
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Hi Dana,

You should be able to exchange as Stephen suggested, but if not then read on.......

When you say that the "terminals are on opposite sides" I presume that you mean they are reverse to the original battery and that the cables will not reach to the appropriate terminal. Is that so?
If the battery is turned around, end-for-end, will the cables still not reach? If so they must be very short cables.

What are the battery terminals? Are they lead posts about 18mm diameter, or are they threaded holes that accept 8mm bolts?

What do you mean by "changing out the terminals so they are longer."?

If you can answer the above questions I may be able to advise you.
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Follow Up By: Dana M2 - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 16:14

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 16:14
Hi Allen

Thanks for your response

Was an easy fix
Just returned the battery and they gave me the correct one.

Thank you
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Sunshine Coast) - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 16:15

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 16:15
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Good one Dana.
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Reply By: RMD - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 17:29

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 17:29
Dana
Do you mean replace the terminals or the leads? Not sure what "changing out means". In the same situation the battery can be end for ended and the cables crossed as an option. An AGM isn't good under bonnet because of applied radiant heat. Can you keep it cool somehow. .
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Follow Up By: Dana M2 - Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 19:24

Friday, Jan 03, 2020 at 19:24
RMD

All sorted
Just changed the battery

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