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Old September 5th, 2017, 22:10
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Military Style Battery Clamp Question

Hey Guys,
I've been lurking for a long time on this site and learned a lot. Now I've joined and have a question. I'm waiting on a set of Mean Lemons cables. I also need a new battery. Conventional wisdom had me looking for a dual terminal AGM battery. But if I'm switching to military style battery clamps, is there really going to be a benefit to having the DT, or should I just plan on hooking everything up to the top posts? My 1990 Comanche is stock right now. I just want to make sure it's set up for any changes I make down the road, like a possible winch addition. Thanks!
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Old September 6th, 2017, 06:23
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

In my opinion there is always a need for easy battery hook ups. Especially if you plan on running a winch.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 08:32
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

No reason to not have the dual setup, it's there if you need it.

https://batteryguys.com/collections/...-nsb-agm-34-78
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Old September 6th, 2017, 08:46
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

Beware. The side terminals can't handle as much current as the top posts. If you are going to run a winch, only connect to the top posts.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 18:35
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

Good point about the winch needing to go to the top post. The military style clamp on the top post will also be where my cable to the starter goes as well. So if both of those are going to the top post, that's what got me wondering what use I'm still going to have for side terminals. I'm hoping to get some input from somebody who is currently running the military style clamps and see what they think.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 18:42
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

I have mil style clamps. You can add a ton of stuff to them. They work great. I have a dt battery too. I have no use for the side post, but back when I bought them they were a higher CCA battery. Not sure if that still holds true but I get batteries thrubwork for cheap so not a huge deal for me.
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Old September 6th, 2017, 20:30
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

regarding Military style clamps -- Where are you guys buying quality ones?
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Old September 6th, 2017, 21:01
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

The brass parts store one work just as well.

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Old September 6th, 2017, 22:49
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The ones I plan on using are coming with my cable set from:

meanlemons.com

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Old September 7th, 2017, 05:46
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

I use the side terminals as a dedicated power source for the CB radio,fuse at the battery and QD plug inside. Just un-plug and remove.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 06:37
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

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regarding Military style clamps -- Where are you guys buying quality ones?
I have gotten mine from Waytek, but Prime 4x4 is a supporting vendor and they have them too.

I have dual terminals, but I don't bother to use the side terminals. I don't care for the side terminals.
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

I have the marine brass type battery clamps like Jeep Driver above, but don't have anything but battery cables connected to them. I prefer to use a bus bar from the PDC for accessories rather than the battery connections, but I'm not sure if that is possible with the PDC in the '90 model. There's no point in having dual terminals if you do it this way, and keeps the wiring much less cluttered.

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Old September 7th, 2017, 07:26
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Prime 4x4 is a supporting vendor and they have them too.

Is there some sort of supporting vendor list here on ?
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:39
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

I bought these and was very happy with them: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old September 7th, 2017, 10:15
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Re: Military Style Battery Clamp Question

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Is there some sort of supporting vendor list here on ?
http://sponsorship.naxja.org

As far as i know and not all vendors are on it (quadratec, meanlemons, as examples)
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