2010 - Volume #BFS, Issue #10, Page #31[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Copper Battery Terminals"They have 10 times more conductivity than commonly-used lead terminals, the leading cause of battery failure," says Don Fleming, president of DF Sales.
Fleming feels many farmers mistakenly blame battery failure on the battery itself when the problem is with the connecting cables. "Most batteries are hooked up using conventional copper cables with bolt-on terminals made of lead affixed to each end. Lead has a conductivity of only 8 to 10%, compared to 97% for copper." To get batteries hooked up with virtually no loss in conductivity, DF Sales has introduced crimp-type connecting terminals, constructed of copper with a corrosion resistant-plating, for making your own highly-efficient battery cables.
"We think our new copper terminals are, by far, the best choice available for hooking up batteries. The connections are copper to copper so there are no dissimilar metals involved to cause resistance or to create corrosion. We also have developed an exclusive teflon-coated heat-shrink sleeve which seals cables and connectors against battery gas, moisture, oil and anything else that can cause corrosion."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, D.F. Sales, 15818 Ave. C, Channelview, Tex. 77530 (ph 800 211-0561).
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