Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Jay Summet via EV
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 I have an S-10 electric conversion with 20 6 Volt golf cart batteries. They have studs. I am on my 2nd set of batteries and haven't melted any lead or had any studs pull out. I tighten them with a small (6) wrench wrapped in electrical tape, so can't

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread SLPinfo.org via EV
My experience with my S-10 and 8 volt floodies is pretty much the same as Jay's. My batteries have studs, but I use Belleville washers under the nut rather than lock washers. Peter Flipsen Jr On Jun 3, 2014 1:42 AM, Jay Summet via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread KenA via EV
I'm tempted to build a set of lugged cables to try but I think my use pattern may be the real culprit here. My commute is now 15 miles of mostly highway travel - typically at 55mph. It's not uncommon for me to be pulling 200+ amps for extended periods of time. From what I'm hearing, FLA in any

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Roland via EV
- From: SLPinfo.org via EVmailto:ev@lists.evdl.org To: Jay Summetmailto:j...@summet.com ; Electric Vehicle Discussion Listmailto:ev@lists.evdl.org Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:03 AM Subject: Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs My experience with my S-10 and 8 volt floodies is pretty

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Lee Hart via EV
KenA via EV wrote: ...I think my use pattern may be the real culprit here. My commute is now 15 miles of mostly highway travel - typically at 55mph. It's not uncommon for me to be pulling 200+ amps for extended periods of time. From what I'm hearing, FLA in any configuration may not be a good

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Lee Hart via EV
Jay Summet via EV wrote: -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 I have an S-10 electric conversion with 20 6 Volt golf cart batteries. They have studs. I am on my 2nd set of batteries and haven't melted any lead or had any studs pull out. Excellent! That says it can work, if everything

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Jay Summet via EV
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 06/03/2014 12:39 PM, Roland wrote: Are you guys talking about the low profile studs or the high auto post with imbedded stud? I believe mine are the low profile...I certainly couldn't get a regular auto post style connector on them...the lead

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Jay Summet via EV
-BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 06/03/2014 10:19 AM, KenA via EV wrote: I'm tempted to build a set of lugged cables to try but I think my use pattern may be the real culprit here. My commute is now 15 miles of mostly highway travel - typically at 55mph. It's not uncommon

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-03 Thread Cor van de Water via EV
[mailto:ev-boun...@lists.evdl.org] On Behalf Of Jay Summet via EV Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 1:45 PM To: ev@lists.evdl.org Subject: Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs -BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE- Hash: SHA1 On 06/03/2014 10:19 AM, KenA via EV wrote: I'm tempted to build a set of lugged

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-02 Thread KenA via EV
The maximum amperage of my system is 500 and it typically doesn't exceed 300. Would studs and lugs usually work for that? Thanks, Ken -- View this message in context: http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/FLA-terminals-tp4669714p4669785.html Sent from the Electric

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-06-02 Thread Lee Hart via EV
KenA via EV wrote: The maximum amperage of my system is 500 and it typically doesn't exceed 300. Would studs and lugs usually work for that? The studs are meant for golf carts, that only draw around 75 amps average, and peaks of maybe 200 amps for a few seconds. I have tried using the studs

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-05-31 Thread EVDL Administrator via EV
On 28 May 2014 at 22:15, Chris Tromley via EV wrote: For years, I've used the studs on top of automotive terminals with lugs, and had only one failure. However, these were lower current applications - current limits of 200 to 400 amps. I would not recommend them for anything in the 500a and

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-05-28 Thread Bruce EVangel Parmenter via EV
Where you are physically determines your sources of Flooded Lead-Acid (FLA) batteries. When your source changes what posts/terminals you can use, you also ought to shop around to know what other battery sources are available and what post/terminal changes they have as well. Where I am in the SF,

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-05-28 Thread KenA via EV
Thanks to all for the responses. Going forward I guess I'll pay the extra to get automotive terminals. I don't really like this because that ties me to an odd product. If one battery fails it will be very difficult to replace. For now, I'll just keep checking to make sure they're tight. Casting

Re: [EVDL] FLA battery terminals lugs

2014-05-28 Thread Chris Tromley via EV
On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 12:42 PM, Bruce EVangel Parmenter via EV ev@lists.evdl.org wrote: As was posted, in either case (L or the Universal post) I had to be careful when tightening: only to a point that did not mash the soft lead too much. After the initial pack break in and connection