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Battery Terminal - Side vs Top Terminal Voltage Difference?
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:56 PM
Since the battery's top terminals are reading a good voltage, would it be a good idea to bypass the side terminals and connect the battery cables directly to the top terminals? Or, should I just replace the battery.
Thanks for any advise.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:56 PM
Never heard of different internal connections between side and top terminals.
My suggestion is to call the battery manufacturer and ask THEM, but it sounds like a bad connection.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 04:46 PM
They have a standard battery post on top that has a post clamp tightened by a bolt and nut and a threaded terminal on the side that uses a threaded connector.
The difference in voltage reading might be from just a little oxidation on the side terminals.
The buss bar that is internal on the battery just has been adapted to have two negative terminals and two positive terminals and are at the same point electrically, just that one sites above the other. Everything else is the same internally.
Remove the terminal connections and wire brush them. read the voltage,then reconnect the cleaned terminals and read the voltage again and let us know. What the reading is.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:51 PM
Thanks for your responses..
Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:28 PM
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