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Old 11-04-2019, 04:08 PM   #1
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Rebuilding my Battery Boxs

When rebuilding my front battery boxes I want to replace some parts and improve the design. Here are four things I did which Im happy with.

Support Cables Two of my cables had rusted and broken while two were on the way. I found a replacement from McMaster Carr that was expensive @ $13ea. but stainless and stronger than the original (larger cable and longer eyelet). McMaster # 30745T951. These are a less flexible but work fine.

Cord Grip Gland Although I could of used the existing cord grips exiting the bottom of the boxes, I preferred to increase the #6 battery wires to #4s and improve the sealing. I found a cord grip from REMKE which required a slightly larger hole but just fit.

Mounting hole backing extrusion My boxes were mounted with some #8 screws into the skin and a thin backing strip. I thought this was weak and replaced the backing strip with a U channel extrusion and used machine screws and nylocks. This allowed me to

Mice I am on a quest to keep mice out of the trailer and this includes the battery boxes. Mice have chewed the terminal protectors. I used epoxy on a strip of stainless mesh.

Scott
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Old 11-04-2019, 04:12 PM   #2
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Here is the REMKE cord grip print.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:58 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing the cord grips--I'd been wondering what to even search for to find those!
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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Matt0K0,

I bought mine from Galco Industrial Electronics directly at Galco.com.

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