[Public-List] Battery Terminals -- screw on or auto posts

Jonathan Bresler 262alberg30 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 3 02:48:06 PDT 2019


Heard the other day that the 1/4"(?) screw posts on batteries are for
radios and other items that draw low current because the screw posts are
stainless steel.   High currents should be supplied by attaching to the
automotive posts (1/2"? 5/8"? diameter) which are made of lead.   The idea
being that lead is more conductive than stainless steel.

How do you connect your starters and alternators to the batteries?

Jonathan M Bresler
S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
Annapolis/Eastport MD

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