MK 6 Escort battery swap

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by Dactyl, 4 Jun 2013.

  1. Dactyl

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    Hi have just bought a new battery and round post adapters but cant seem to fit the auxillery fuse box for front screen on + terminal. Have tried cutting down bracket still no luck,wondered if there was an special fitting on the market to overcome this many thanks.
     
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    why did you buy post adapters and not the correct battery?
     
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    Because I tried for over a week and was told by many sources they are not made any more.
     
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    Post photos?
     
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    The batteries are still available, ive never used post adapters so cant comment on the fitment. If the fusebox wont fit directly to the terminal then you will need to make either a small copper extension link or a wire link of suitable size to handle the current.
     
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    Regarding home made adaptors, Bosch published a book on Automotive Electrical systems and IIRC the max voltage drop in the cranking circuit should be <0.2vdc, so you can test that your adaptor doesn't add too much resistance to the circuit.
    Your post clamp needs high force to reduce the contact impedance.

    Of course, you need much larger wires than predicted by
    http://www.litz-wire.com/New PDFs/F...ure_Copper_Aluminum_Magnet_Wire_R2.011609.pdf
     
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