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Old 09-07-2007, 01:09 PM   #701
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OK, so directly flattening / soldering / flattening the cable end
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Old 09-07-2007, 04:08 PM   #702
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OK, so directly flattening / soldering / flattening the cable end itself is the ticket. Weekend project - I'll have the FS operational again shortly (pun not intended).
Those cables look used. Where'd you get them? 20ft of 2/0 AWG welding cable is expensive :-(
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Do you know offhand how people generally route cables from one end of the vehicle to the other? I'm assuming underneath the car, in the exhaust/transmission tunnel. I was thinking we could get some plastic conduit and run it inside that for protection from the elements.
I'm not sure what the common method is, but I was thinking of doing the conduit method as well. Seems to be a safe way to pull it off. Safer than running through the car at least. I look forward to seeing the pics of your lug-less cable ends.
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:01 AM   #704
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Rear flattened/soldered/flattened batt interconnects turned out well and are installed. Picked up 2 lengths of plastic 1 inch ID conduit as well. Continuing to plug away this afternoon...
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Rear flattened/soldered/flattened batt interconnects turned out well and are installed. Picked up 2 lengths of plastic 1 inch ID conduit as well. Continuing to plug away this afternoon...
Conduit is probably better than what I was going to suggest

Large garden hose It's flexible and you know it's water tight
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Ooooh. Garden hose is a good idea if you're using 2/0 gauge. It would be a little more saggy than the conduit, but you could work around that.
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Duh, I was worried about the exhaust pipe when you mentioned conduit under the car. LOL

Cool Cables, lets hope they don't melt
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I know... I kept firing up the torches at the back of the car this afternoon, and every time I did I thought, "wait! gas fumes!"

I don't think the cables will melt. Unless I really misunderstand what's going on, the 4/0 is WAAY overkill. The internal wiring inside the motor itself is more like 2/0 size. That's what I'm more concerned about melting...

In further "misunderstanding what's going on" news, today was the first time since the start of the project I mistakenly shorted out pack voltage. Freshly charged, too. !!!ZORCH!!! I vapourized the end of a 2/0 lug. :O
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Thumbs up

That soldered cable end that turns into a lug is fantastic! Really, really good. Could you post up a tutorial so we don't all have to go through the learning curve please?
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(...) Could you post up a tutorial so we don't all have to go through the learning curve please?
I second this request!
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