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Old 10-16-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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jumper cables with SAE 2 prong ...

I am looking at trying to simplify all my various electrical pieces and thought that it would be useful to have a set of jumper cables that plug into the SAE 2 prong connector I currently have connected to my battery for charging (yuasa charger), air pump (bestrest), accessories, etc.

I looked into sourcing these 2 prong connectors locally but have come up dry. I would like to attach some heavier guage copper multi-strand wire to the 2 prong connectors to create a decent length of jumper cable, and another SAE connector for attaching the alligator clips etc.

Powerlet sells the SAE to SAE 2 prong extensions, but they are lighter guage wire and I wonder if they would take the current from a healthy bike battery without zapping the cable.

Any ideas on good online stores / retailers for sourcing SAE two prong connectors? Appreciate any feedback ...

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Old 10-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #2
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SAE connectors wont work for jumper cables , the only molded connectors I have found in SAE are 16 gauge , not big enough . There is another type connector that will handle the load , the 50 amp size will accecpt 10 gauge wire . I am not sure of the official name but they are used to connect the batterys on electric forklifts . Find a battery wholesaler that deals in industrial and commercial equipment , tell them you need connector plugs like electric forklifts use only smaller . They should know what your looking for . SEYA
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:27 PM   #3
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You want at least 10 guage wire to jump.

I have these 50 amp SB connectors on my truck to power an air compressor and jumper cable leads.

http://www.powrparts.com/browseprodu...Connector.HTML

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #4
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You want at least 10 guage wire to jump.

I have these 50 amp SB connectors on my truck to power an air compressor and jumper cable leads.

http://www.powrparts.com/browseprodu...Connector.HTML


Thats the one , thanks for posting , I suck at computor . SEYA
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:17 PM   #5
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Laugh Thanks !

I have tryed to use my SAE plug to jump a dead battery and it didn't work , had to drop the skid plate (not much fun in a muddy creek bottom ) .
I have been tempted to mount a backup battery in the under seat box , it does fit . Just a bit heavy ...

Thanks guys !
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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Next time, just take off the right side skid plate cover and jump via the starter relay.
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Old 10-17-2008, 11:56 AM   #7
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A trolling motor connector is similar design to the SAE connector (might even be compatible?) and is designed for much higher current. They have #10 wires molded in to the connector:

http://www.minnkotamotors.com/produc...l.asp?pg=mkr12

Check Wally-World in the boating section, you should find a set for about $10 or so.
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:53 AM   #8
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I have found heavy gauge SAE connectors at some auto parts stores.

There are also these Powerpole connectors that are suitable to 10 Ga wire and do not have any exposed contacts to short out to anything (though with SAE connectors just keep the exposed contact for the hot side ground and they are OK)

http://www.powerwerx.com/product.asp...017&CtgID=3578
I use the 30 amp version of these Powerpole connectors for all my Ham radio gear. The only challenge is to crimp them without buying the $50 tool without getting the crimp barrel too wide to fit into the connector.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:58 AM   #9
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thanks for the feedback

Guys

Thanks for the feedback - there are a number of good ideas that I had not thought of that I will look into further.

Thanks for taking the time to post your ideas, links and photos - much appreciated.

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Old 10-19-2008, 08:18 AM   #10
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This is my setup. Powerpole (Sermos) connectors with 10ga silicone wire. I made a pigtail off the battery and normally it powers my fuse block,but if I need to jump then I unplug the fuse block and plug in the the jumpers. I've jumped a totally dead R80G/S with no problems.




PS GSWayne..... I solder the Powerpole terminals because I've had the crimp issue also.
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:19 AM   #11
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SAE 10-gauge:
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...WG-10/-/1.html

And 18-gauge if you want some:
http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a...8-AWG/-/1.html

I just ordered 10 of the 18g and 5 of the 10g. I figure I'll use one end of one of the 10g's to direct-connect to the battery, one of the 18g's for a quick disconnect on my GPS, and cut the wire off of one of the 18g's and epoxy the end to make "caps" for when I have nothing connected to the powered leads. The rest will be for anything else I want to add.
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:10 AM   #12
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Where did you source your Powerpole connectors from?

Quote:
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This is my setup. Powerpole (Sermos) connectors with 10ga silicone wire. I made a pigtail off the battery and normally it powers my fuse block,but if I need to jump then I unplug the fuse block and plug in the the jumpers. I've jumped a totally dead R80G/S with no problems.




PS GSWayne..... I solder the Powerpole terminals because I've had the crimp issue also.
Can you please tell me where you sourced your Powerpole connector terminals from, or give me a few more specifics regarding tracking them down. Thanks.
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Old 10-20-2008, 05:44 PM   #13
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You might be able to get them at a local electrical supply.

I get them from McMaster Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/

Stock # is 8026K9
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:30 AM   #14
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You can buy them directly from Powerwerx or from HAM radio dealers.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:56 PM   #15
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You might be able to get them at a local electrical supply.

I get them from McMaster Carr http://www.mcmaster.com/

Stock # is 8029K6
try this instead #8026K9
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