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Has anybody used the quick battery connectors on their caravan? Before I purchase a pair, I am looking at the pros and cons. ..your experience would be appreciated.

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Has anybody used the quick battery connectors on their caravan? Before I purchase a pair, I am looking at the pros and cons. ..your experience would be appreciated.

 

Can only speak for myself but they are one of the best things I ever bought.

 

No problems at all.

 

Should be standard fit IMHO.

 

Ian

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I use them cos I have 2 batteries which I change over on 'van in storage - cheaper (for me) than messing with solar. They do, however, need slightly more headroom that the 'normal' connectors and if you have one of those batteries on which the handle when closed covers the terminals then they will not fit at all. If they fit they work very well.

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Can only speak for myself but they are one of the best things I ever bought.

 

No problems at all.

 

Should be standard fit IMHO.

 

Ian

 

Ditto. Easy to fit. Well worth doing. I have the mover and the solar panel cabled in to each of them too.

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Thats the next mod I'll be doing.

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Personally I would not trust them and use the bolt clamped type. I have never purchased a car where the maker has fitted quick release battery connections.

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I have used this type of clip for many years and have had not had any problems at all you may need to pull battery out to push down clips and then push back

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Can anyone recommend a source for these clip-on connectors that actually fit.

 

One of the connectors in the last set I bought would nowhere fit the battery post - or am I the only one with a battery where the posts are different sizes (Banner Energy Bull).

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Check the height of the battery and whether the clamps fit in the battery box. I have a 135ah numax battery and it won't fit if anything is higher than the posts.

 

Clamps won't be used on car installations as the amp draw for starting a car is considerably higher than that of the caravan draw.

 

I use some clamps for a test battery I have in the garage and providing the cables are tight and clamps in good working order, they work well and clamp the battery post solidly

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Can anyone recommend a source for these clip-on connectors that actually fit.

 

One of the connectors in the last set I bought would nowhere fit the battery post - or am I the only one with a battery where the posts are different sizes (Banner Energy Bull).

I payed around 4ukp inc del on fleabay. ..

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I have never purchased a car where the maker has fitted quick release battery connections.

My Citroen has 1 as standard, only one though as the neg terminal has a standard bolt one. Maybe due to the battery being with the passenger compartment.

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quote "One of the connectors in the last set I bought would nowhere fit the battery post - or am I the only one with a battery where the posts are different sizes (Banner Energy Bull)."

 

As far as I am aware the positive terminal post is always bigger than the negative.

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Personally I would not trust them and use the bolt clamped type. I have never purchased a car where the maker has fitted quick release battery connections.

The guy is referring to his caravan not his car !

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I use them and would not be without them due to my CL/CS two battery technique.

 

I don't know if there are different types but I have complete confidence in the ones I have as they push on with a nice firm action and they appear to be impossible to move/twist without removing using the correct method.

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The guy is referring to his caravan not his car !

I am more than bright enough to know that and IMO drawing a comparison remains valid,

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Personally I would not trust them and use the bolt clamped type. I have never purchased a car where the maker has fitted quick release battery connections.

 

I took a car for MOT with the quick release clamps on the battery and they failed it. ?

 

I fitted them because I had a charging fault on the car and was swapping two batteries until I got round to fixing it.

 

Happy enough to use them on the caravan never had any issues.

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I took a car for MOT with the quick release clamps on the battery and they failed it. ?

 

 

Strange we were told earlier here that Citroen use clamp ons on the C8??

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Strange we were told earlier here that Citroen use clamp ons on the C8??

My Citroen C5 had them as standard, no MOT problems. Very useful to reboot the six computers which needed doing every so often. Loved that car despite the problems.

 

Much better quality than the standard ones you can buy (though I have never had a problem with them). Might be an idea to pick up a pair from a scrap yard.

 

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Have used them for years - just make sure you put the red one on the positive ( + ) post.

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Strange indeed JTQ, maybe it was because the MOT guy hadn't seen the like before. I'm going back a few years. If I recall he stated something along the lines that they could become detached in an accident. Not a brilliant argument I thought at the time, seemed much safer to me you cant cause a spark if the terminals are covered, unlike the usual type of clamp.

 

John is it not easier to pull the 50amp fuse to reboot the electronics. ...I find it is on the Jeep, ah technology don't you just love it :rolleyes:

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Thank you all for your responses. I will purchase a pair just for my leisure battery for the caravan but certainly would not use them for my car.

Ian

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If they are the same as the ones we have . They clip on rather than needing to be bolted on. Yes they are a bit better but due to the battery box being so small and the battery so tight in the box it's still not easy. They are better but we find the clips are very stiff and quite hard to lift up to remove and put on.

We would still use these though.

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Personally I would not trust them and use the bolt clamped type. I have never purchased a car where the maker has fitted quick release battery connections.

Strange we were told earlier here that Citroen use clamp ons on the C8??

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I used them on my boat for years and never had any problems. Only for the service battery though. The engine start battery had bolt on connectors. Likewise I use them on the van but wouldn't use them on the car.

I have noticed that some are better than others so I wouldn't go for really cheap ones.

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