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    Battery terminal

    This terminal has been weakened over the years as Ive used it as a spare going on and off finally came off today (should of got two spanners)

    Is it fixable and if so how?

    Many Thanks


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    Re: Battery terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by SPACE COWBOY View Post
    This terminal has been weakened over the years as Ive used it as a spare going on and off finally came off today (should of got two spanners)

    Is it fixable and if so how?

    Many Thanks


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    I saw my father blow the side out of a battery trying to use a torch & soldering iron to fix a terminal- you may be able to solder it back in if you have a big copper soldering iron - just don't have flame near it.

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    Re: Battery terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by SPACE COWBOY View Post
    This terminal has been weakened over the years as Ive used it as a spare going on and off finally came off today (should of got two spanners)

    Is it fixable and if so how?

    Many Thanks


    batt.JPGbatt.JPG


    Looks like its finally had it. Damaged posts can be built up with proper moulds and only safe to do on a decent battery that isn't sat there making hydrogen because of one or more faulty cells, but in your case I'd say because what you need to connect to is so far down in the casing there's little chance of success, although rather than throw it away it may be possible to drill the terminal down in the hole to take a serious size self tapper into a decent terminal and lead heavy enough to trickle charge it and then use it to power an electric fencer unit? Might be best to seal the hole with silicone mastic though?
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