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Good day!

 

I have a lifepo4 battery I would like to run in the racecar.

 

Anybody know where I can get adapters from the "motorsports" style battery terminals to standard automotive style terminals?

 

In other words, going from like a squarish terminal to a round terminal.

 

Thanks!

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Something like this?

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XH69MY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I would highly suggest you switch to a standard lug-end and just screw it down with the included hardware.

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9 minutes ago, Huggy said:

Something like this?

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004XH69MY/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I would highly suggest you switch to a standard lug-end and just screw it down with the included hardware.

I would like to be able to switch batteries to a standard automotive battery in case there are issues.

 

That is probably what I need.  Thanks!

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2 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

I would like to be able to switch batteries to a standard automotive battery in case there are issues.

 

That is probably what I need.  Thanks!

GM batteries will take threaded fasteners.  Or you can use these style on the "backup" battery.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Shoreline-Marine-Battery-Terminal-Kit/dp/B07NQLK321

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1 minute ago, Huggy said:

GM batteries will take threaded fasteners.  Or you can use these style on the "backup" battery.  

 

https://www.amazon.com/Shoreline-Marine-Battery-Terminal-Kit/dp/B07NQLK321

Yep, those would work!  Thanks!

 

I realize I am adding a potential failure point.  

Once I am "comfortable" with the lifepo4 battery, I will probably just run the "standard" hardware.

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12 minutes ago, wvumtnbkr said:

Yep, those would work!  Thanks!

 

I realize I am adding a potential failure point.  

Once I am "comfortable" with the lifepo4 battery, I will probably just run the "standard" hardware.

 

I have ruined 2 so far. This is the "indestructible" antigravity HD battery.

 

I think they are more heat sensitive, on the NC miata the battery gets barbequed by the headers and hot air from the radiator. 

But this is just a theory.

 

Curious what you find it.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, turbogrill said:

 

I have ruined 2 so far. This is the "indestructible" antigravity HD battery.

 

I think they are more heat sensitive, on the NC miata the battery gets barbequed by the headers and hot air from the radiator. 

But this is just a theory.

 

Curious what you find it.

 

 

We put ours in the passenger floor board.  No issues.  Not even an HD, I think it's just an 8 cell motorcycle battery.  I could see lithium not being happy in a hot engine compartment.  AntiGravity makes adapters that screw into their batteries that is shaped like a normal lead battery lug.

 

Edit: I couldn't get the link to open on my phone for a while, but the first thing Huggy posted is basically what the AntiGravity post adapters look like.

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1 hour ago, bbaker480 said:

I like that idea, much quicker to have both batteries set up with a plug and just hot swap if needed.

Yeah, I think that's what the NASCAR boys use. I've seen 'em swap batteries during pit stops after an alt. failure. Called Anderson connector.

https://www.andersonpower.com/shop/wire-to-wire/sb.html

 

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