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What is the gauge of the positive and negative battery cables?

Did a search but no cigar.

Thanks

Want to know the gauge of the battery cables "+" and "-" in order to use the shown battery terminals. For that I would need the connector/s for the corresponding gauge..

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Edited by hi8ha
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IIRC it's 3 or 4.

Be careful when using aftermarket cables, be sure it is of very high quality. For example you want to use something that is solid core/less wire count than something which has fewer cores and more wires.

The terminations must be crimped/soldered correctly. An improperly crimped connection (for example if you don't use a real crimper or insufficient/excessive crimping that can cause excessive resistance and worsen whatever problem you might be trying to solve, even causing damage to regulators/etc). Similarly, a DIY cable end that is not also soldered will provide less reliability than one that is.

For these reasons, it is recommended to use the OEM cables which come in the correct gauge, length, and termination. They are also inexpensive when you factor in the proper tools and supplies required to make your own cables using the above recommendations.

Edited by logray
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I have a friend with a hydraulic crimper for thick cables. Also, was planning to use the cables that come with the car. Was asking for the gauge in order to get the correct terminal size/gauge.

Thanks for the recommendations.

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