[Vwdiesel] Relocating battery
ev32amd at yahoo.ca
Mon Jan 1 22:26:26 EST 2007
hello and for all the replies,
on my vw mk3, i beleive i have a 60amp alternator (no
would it be possible to install 2 batteries in the
trunk - i will be using several heaters on my veggie
conversion and i want to be on the safe side.
by using a 1 or 0 guage ground wire, i assume i would
be reducing any risk of heat or fire.
should i use a fuse on the positive wire, if so, which
thanks for all the help.
--- Terry Briggs <vbriggs at stny.rr.com> wrote:
> First off, never ever,ever,ever,ever coil a battery
> cable. Think about
> the current passing through that cable. It can and
> will generate a
> tremendous amount of heat from the magnetic field it
> will generate.
> What I would suggest is get a length of welding
> cable to use, voltage
> drop across a length of wire is pretty standard, all
> you need to know
> is what your current requirements are and size the
> cable accordingly,
> it's actually quite possible to get less of a drop
> than a stock
> cable/length even if you stretch it 10 feet if you
> have the right gauge
> On Jan 1, 2007, at 4:25 PM,
> 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
> > 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
> > 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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