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Old 01-30-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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Question Battery cable terminology

I'm looking to buy a brand new set of battery cables. I just need a little help deciphering RockAuto'* positive battery cable listings.

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STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # A452HD, Battery To Switch
ACDELCO Part # 4SX58 **#12157414} CABLE,BAT BOOS POS
ACDELCO Part # 2SX43CH **#12157211, 19207820} CABLE,BAT POS
The AC Delco ones have photos -- the one marked "battery boost" is to the maxifuse center, while the one marked "battery positive" goes to the alternator and starter.

So, what does SMP'* "battery to switch" mean? Would that be the starter/alternator cable, or the maxifuse one? Google was no help.
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You have two separate battery cable for positive. One two has two wires that go to the maxi box and alternator. The switch one I would take an education guess is the cable that runs to your starter.
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These are the two AC Delco positive cables. I thought the cable with the one right-angle end went to the maxifuses, while the other one with the two straight ends connected to the alternator and starter.



As for SMP, I'd guess that "boost" is the alternator and "switch" is the starter. Trouble is, those two SMP cables are one AC Delco cable.
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Colin...you owe it to your car to buy it delco cables. Problem solved.
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Those are the two you need for positive
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How can I resist a bad pun like that? AC Delco it is.
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