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    I am installing a new fish-finder on my boat and have decided to attach power directly to the battery. My question is what is the best method to attach the wire to the battery post? The battery has a 5/16" threaded post but all ring terminals I can find for 16-18 ga. wire won't fit over the post. Any ring that seems like it might fit is for larger diameter wire.

    Any suggestions for a safe/proper method to connect smaller wire to a battery?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

    They make those rings. You just need to look a little harder. If you do what you are planning to do, you have to have a fuse right after you leave the battery.

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    • #3
      Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

      Yep got the fuse, was figuring that was going to be the hard part. Guess I'll just have to keep looking.

      Didn't see the link initially. Thank you for that!

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      • #4
        Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

        I just posted some links in my post above.
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        • #5
          Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

          You could overstrip the wire and roll it back on itself a few times then crimp it.
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          • #6
            Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

            Should do it right and use the correct size crimp connector.
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            • #7
              Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

              Mine has a larger gauge wire from the battery that runs up to the dash and then some sort of step-down crimp fitting which has some clear shrink-wrap plastic over it. It can be done, but I can't tell you where to get that step down connector. Maybe Radio shack or iboats????

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              • #8
                Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

                Originally posted by bkwapisz View Post
                It can be done, but I can't tell you where to get that step down connector. Maybe Radio shack or iboats????
                I posted links to the exact terminal. No step down needed.
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                • #9
                  Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

                  Originally posted by bruceb58 View Post
                  I posted links to the exact terminal. No step down needed.
                  Better yet, as long as he has enough wire to get to the battery.

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                  • #10
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                    Re: Small gauge wire to battery post

                    Just looking online seems Ace Hardware might have what I need, I will check it out today.

                    Thanks for the help.

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