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Old 09-29-2016, 11:06 PM   #29
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When I make golf cart cables or other battery cables I smear lots of rosin flux on the wire and inside the terminals before crimping. Then I heat the assembly and flow solder into the terminal until I'm sure that all the flux has been displaced and the area has no space that corrosion can occupy. I try to make the copper cable one with the terminal so to speak. Then I clean off any left over flux with a toothbrush and isopropyl alcohol. I have seen many connections that look good but are corroded inside. Checking for voltage drop or heating while heavy current flows will tell if the connections are good.

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Old 09-30-2016, 05:50 AM   #30
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Next time you take the cables off, use an ohm meter to check the resistance in each individual cable. Should be zero-- 1 or 2 maybe. More than that, there's a connector problem.

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