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Old 09-14-2005, 10:50 PM   #1
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I got a new battery today and the connectors are too big for the new battery, Do I need some kind of adaptor?
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the pos and neg posts whould be a universal size....and the terminals sould be the same
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Standard side post terminal bolt is 3/8” by 16 threads per inch.
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Agreed...post size should be standard for the threads on the side post batteries.
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No adapters, buy the correct battery cables for side post terminals. On batteries with top posts, the pos & neg posts are slightly different diameter and are tapered.
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Well both of my battery cables look like that black one I circled yellow



But the new one I got looks completly different and needs cables like this

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Sounds like the wrong battery, comfy! What brand/model is it?
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Its a Hawker
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Its a Hawker
Not sure, but you may need to buy these SAE Automotive Terminals/adapters for the Hawker battery to use the standard 3/8 bolts:

http://www.odysseybatteries.com/accessories.htm

and scroll to down to "Accesories - SAE Automotive Terminals"
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