Batery Cable Size - Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com
Thread Details Posted by gravelgroper, this thread has received 3 replies and been viewed 843 times.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4
Points: 331
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Batery Cable Size

I'm converting from 24 to 12 volt starter on my '79 W900A and replacing the battery cables.

Should I use 1/0 or 2/0 cables from the batteries to the stater?

I'm assuming that 1/0 is ok to set them up in series.

Thanks!

Grease is Cheap!!
gravelgroper is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 09:49 PM
Old Fart
 
dbennett48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ukiah, Ca
Posts: 889
Points: 53,654
Thanks: 194
Thanked 180 Times in 155 Posts
Garage
You are right in that the 1/0 is for series compared to the 2/0. I would use the 2/0 to the starter. Don't skimp on this one.

Dave

2004 Ford F-350 Regular cab with 6.0.
Completely Stock.

KK6TNI - HAM Radio

http://bennettlaneshopping.com/ - Our Outdoor/Garden and Kitchen Ware store
dbennett48 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to dbennett48 For this addition to TDG:
gravelgroper (12-10-2015)
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-10-2015, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 4
Points: 331
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Thank you! I needed some back up on that. The old system only had 1/0to the battery, that just didn't seem right!

Grease is Cheap!!
gravelgroper is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Senior Member
 
379Longhood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Alberta t0m0r0
Posts: 2,555
Points: 104,955
Thanks: 195
Thanked 714 Times in 533 Posts
A 24 volt system only required the cables to carry 1/2 the amperage load of a 12 volt system so smaller cables work.

Canadian Club member 27
'88 379 exhd 3406C 15 40s 10 pete unimounts
'93 K3500 6.5 4L80 4" exh
'62 gmc shortbox 454 super t10 big brakes
JD 820 black dash
12V92 waitin' for a truck (mega ratrod)
pettibone s20 3306 pc
379Longhood is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Diesel Truck Forum - TheDieselGarage.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.2L IP TV cable bracket ICEMAN3005 6.2L Diesel Engine 0 04-13-2011 01:20 AM
Throttle cable????????? 03ford 5.9L Cummins 12 Valve (1994-1998.5) 3 08-31-2009 02:27 AM
cable ? newtodiesel The Parking Lot 0 01-08-2009 09:58 PM
Where to get XCal2 cable ? JohnBoyToo General Ford Truck and Excursion 2 08-27-2005 04:45 AM
Cable news TooMuchBoost The Parking Lot 12 07-19-2005 05:57 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome