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battery question

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by PTTP08, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    I have a chev truck I bought with a new batterh with side post. Do they make an adapter to screw on your post so you can hook up excessories? I don't want to hack up my factory harness. I checked with the napa guy we flipped through the catalog couldnt find any thing. I was thinking of a adapter that screws on your battery that gives you both top post as well than I can hook up the plow harness.
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Use a 3/8 coarse thread bolt about 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" long, full thread. Run a nut down the bolt to the head. Put the bolt through the cables, thread the bolt into the battery until it's snug, then tighten down the nut against the battery terminal. Works great and prevents you from stripping the battery terminal.
     
  3. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,679

    Tow ready makes them.

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  4. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,430

    they are called a diesel battery post

    Part Number: NW 728221

    Product Line: NAPA Wire Products
     
  5. PTTP08

    PTTP08 Senior Member
    from mn
    Messages: 183

    Cool! Thanks! I did the bolt thing as I happen to have this in my garage. This will work for now since I need the truck tonight. But I will buy these this week. These are probly a better set up since copper is a better electrical conductor.
     
  6. maverjohn

    maverjohn Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    They sell them at Menards, I have used them before, work great.
     
  7. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    No. Those extenders are junk!!! I have taken off so many due to stripping,,, do what 2 said that's the best and cheapest
     
  8. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,430

    when it comes to a lead thread in a battery, anything can be stripped with too much torque, or improper length
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,977

    I have had great luck with 3/8 bolts and a nut like 2 said
     
  10. theholycow

    theholycow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,180

    Get a battery that has side terminals and top posts. Retain your OEM connection and have complete unfettered access to top posts...works great.

    What year is your Chevy? It may have a terminal box made for hooking up heavy duty accessories. Follow the positive wire and look for a red box.
     
  11. RJ lindblom

    RJ lindblom Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Most GMs offer a terminal box. There are group 75 batteries that offer both the side terminal and top post.
     
  12. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Follow the wire and hook your accessories up to the OTHER END.