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

George Dinwiddie gdinwiddie at alberg30.org
Tue Sep 3 08:01:54 PDT 2019

I think the resistance of that short piece of stainless will have 
negligible effect. I've never had a problem with starter currents.

  - George

On 9/3/19 5:48 AM, Jonathan Bresler via Public-List wrote:
> Folks,
> 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

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