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Greylock STUB Connectors
Given that we don't know exactly where you want to place your access connector(s) for your quick-connect battery cables, we'll need you to tell us what cable lengths you want for your STUB(s).
Here are a few things to consider when planning where to put your connector. If you still have any questions, do please feel free to drop us a line!
- 1 Gauge cable is about a half-inch thick. While it's fairly flexible, you still can't fold this stuff back on itself easily. An easy way to simulate how to run your cable is to use a short length of 1/2" rope, and allow a minimum of 3" inside radius for any bends.
- Plan around any sharp edges. If they can't be avoided, you'll want to either cover the cable against the edge, or place some sort of cover over the metal edge. If you have to go through a metal panel, a grommet is mandatory!
- Watch for clearance around moving or hot parts. This cable is tough, but there's only so much you can expect insulation to do - mechanically
- Watch for moving parts around the Anderson. The polycarbonate housing is tough - but you can break it by, say, closing your hood on it. Give it some room - especially if you're going to cover it to keep dirt and crud out.
- The Anderson has two holes for mounting screws, and it's wise to use both of them to keep them from moving about.
- The crimped terminals do not protrude from the base of the connector, so that's fairly easy to handle. Still, you have to watch out for the cables.
- It's not necessary to run both cables to the battery. While you have to get the power from somewhere, the ground lead may be run to any convenient - and solid - sheetmetal ground. Make sure to clean the paint off the area you use for your ground, and protect the connection against corrosion. Use a brass bolt and brass washers if you can get them - better contact that way.
Careful planning will make your STUB connector last as long as your battery cables. You will need one stub connector for each vehicle you plan to carry cables in.
And, if you plan on using the "jumper" cables (part number J-xxG) without clamps, you will need stub connectors for ALL vehicles with which you plan to use these cables. You can also get an adapter (part number ADAPT) to use your J-series cables as regular cables, and the J-series cables may be chained with the G-series booster cables (B-xxG) to make a longer set as needed.
Once you have decided how long the leads for your STUB need to be, contact us for a quote to add to your order.