[Vwdiesel] Relocating battery

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Mon Jan 1 16:48:25 EST 2007

MikeyBigFish at wmconnect.com wrote:
>      Ev&Andrew,
>             I too have considered relocating batteries and was advised against
>      doing so for various negative reasons. One which has been mentioned,
>      "the loss of cranking power using longer cables." 
>      Not having any fundamental/basic understanding of electricity is the 
>      hat that fits my head, but it serves well as a good cover.
>      So I ask my beloved forum, is it possible/feasiable to physically coil 
>      this cable to increase or stabilize the desired battery cranking speed?
>      This is a battery, are there any positive solutions?
>      I'm sure we must have some Tesla admirers out there in the ether.
>      Thanks to Ev for posting this concern into the light. 
>      Mike in 
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Use a big enough cable and there will be no loss of cranking speed.  As I mentioned, I run 1/0 
welding cable on my relocated batteries in my 4x4 and both the starter and winch work as well, if 
not better than with the stock battery up front (and the wimpy stock cables).  I run both power and 
ground cables off the battery up near the front of the vehicle.  Then I tie that to the starter and 
from there up to the rest of the vehicle wiring.


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