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Old 07-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #31
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I would like to have one of those Infrared thermal readers, and point it at top of engine or even hood in the sun!
I dont think this summer you would need any covers for cooking at all !
Anyways I took Mike'* advise and went to stranded copper 4 ga wire- Pico No 6240-5 | 4 AWG 40" Red Switch to Starter Cables | Pico of Canada Ltd. has temp rating pg 221F, that should do it.

Used wire loom & Output voltage is ok now & Battery read 12.91 after sitting a while!

I am still going to keep an eye out for a 200 amp fuse that is a block type that will use terminal ends in & out etc..
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mike car is going commando, TMI.

agree with the mad connection, you only see that when the connection is poor
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ya Justin this connection was mad all right...

Considering this was Ancor wire it fried the last 2.5 inches and look at the shielding!
That musta been one hot / jumping spark/connection if ya know what I mean..
Tomorrow if I get a chance, I will dissect the fuse ended part and see what that looks like!
I am back with new wire to 14.3 volts at battery at above idle now with light & A/C on etc.
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I used a torch/ old knife to melt & cut open the plastic end..

Looks Normal inside like the wire should have held.
My guess is that with heat it somehow loosened off and that'* where the problem began.
I knew from the beginning I did not like the idea of a single torx screw as wire holder.
Give me proper terminal ends/bolted into the fuse or nothing !
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terminals like that are used all the time. the panels in your house, underground junctions, anyplace you cant get a big crimper. if you have ever seen the tool it takes to crimp 2-4g or bigger you would understand. its fine though if its kept clean and dry, the ones not in the house are covered with several layers of different types of tape.
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Justin is right, I have installed a few circuit breakers in the old house I lived it, and that same style is used for the main power coming in, the ground bars, and all of the circuit breakers.

I think the pros use hydraulic assisted cripmers, not totally sure though.
I know you can get regular crimpers to handle up to 2 AWG, they are still bulky crimpers.
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we have the hydraulic and the new battery ones they are still big and hard to get into places.

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