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Re: (ET) Here's the actual battery
Arnold Sabatelli wrote:
> Jim, Thanks, they look to be of 2 styles. 4 of them are the "UTL" and
> 2 of them are "flat block." The cables almost fit over the fatter
> part of the UTL, but clearly they don't fit on the "flat block." I
> was hoping to run the tractor on these batteries.
The UTL on 4 of your batteries is the low version of the standard UT
type. If you take the bolts out of your cable ends and use a screw
driver to pry the sides open a bit, they will fit over the fatter part.
BUT... since they are the low version, there isn't enough meat to clamp
onto for a good connection. I'd check again and see if you might have
the taller UT style which would be just what you need. Note that a) the
cables have a top and a bottom so you have to put them on the right way
up for the taper to match the taper of the post, and b) the positive and
negative terminals are different diameters so you have to get the right
ends to match.
The flat block style on the other 2 is rare, and indeed don't work with
your existing cables. Since you already have these, I'd be tempted to
put them up front and change the cable ends to a flat lug to match, and
then be good about making sure the nut stays tight.
If the first 4 are really UTL's and with the other 2 mis-matched, then I
might look to trade for different batteries.
1997 Solectria Force
1998 Chevy S-10 NiMH BEV
1997 Chevy S-10 NGV Bi-Fuel