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Advice on Battery safety and installation

Tip and Tricks for installing battery terminal covers.

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Tips and Tricks for installing Battery Terminal Covers The most important thing to remember is BE CAREFUL. The covers can be a little tricky to install. Just be patient. Donít get in a hurry or try to force it. Don't use too much force or the plastic cover will tear.

Method 1 -- This is the easiest way if the cable does not have a large aux wire.  If the cable is not installed, start at the opposite end from the battery terminal.   Simply slide the cover on from the lug end. Use a heat gun or hair dryer to warm up the cover (it makes them more flexible) if necessary.  You can also try putting some soap and water on the cable to lubricate it.  Add more heat and/or soap as needed.   Slide the cover up the cable until it is in the correct position

Method 2 -- This method is more difficult than #1 but the only way for cables with large aux wires or flag terminals in the middle of the cable.  Remove the terminal bolt. Heat the round, cable-end of the terminal cover with a heat gun until it becomes flexible.  Donít heat it too much or it will melt.  Stretch it over the bolt end of the battery terminal.  Roll the cover over the terminal.  Continue rolling until the cover is ďinside outĒ and past the heat shrink.  Now roll it the other way, until itís ďright-side-outĒ and slide it over the terminal.   Again, add more heat or soap as needed as you work the cover on.  This should enable you to completely cover the terminal end.

Some times I put the cover over a pair of pliers and stretch it a little before attempting to put it on the cable. Be careful with the amount of heat that you use on these items. Iíve melted/burned a few in my day.

Be very careful with the heat gun. Donít burn yourself or others.  Donít use the heat gun around flammables.  Donít set the heat gun down on anything that will burn.  BE CAREFUL. DON"T GET HURT OR BURN ANYTHING.


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