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    0 ga Ring Terminals - Crimp vs Screw in

    What is the difference between a crimp style ring terminal and a screw in terminal in terms or performance and ease of use??

    For example between these two ring terminals...

    Crimp
    - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEBWA:IT

    SCrew in
    - http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEBWA:IT

    Is it very hard to crimp 0 gauge.

    If it matters i am running 2500 watts total.

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    Re: 0 ga Ring Terminals - Crimp vs Screw in

    It doesnt really matter.
    You can crimp them with a sledge hammer .
    The screw down ones are nice cause you can reuse them and you don't need a sledge hammmer, prolly just an allen wrench. You could get a battery post clamp that has 0awg connection, then you wouldnt need a ring terminal. Well you would still need one for ground.
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    Re: 0 ga Ring Terminals - Crimp vs Screw in

    i prefer the crimp than the screw. What I do is, I place the peeled 0 gauge onto the terminal, place it on a piece of MDF, then use a hammer to crimp. Sure, you could use heavy duty ones, but it won't justify cost.

    After I crimp, I use silver solder to make sure it don't come off.



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    Re: 0 ga Ring Terminals - Crimp vs Screw in

    Id go for the crimp type and use a vice to do it.




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    Re: 0 ga Ring Terminals - Crimp vs Screw in

    If it is somewhere that it will be seen then I use set screw rings that match the rest of my wiring stuff. If no one will normally see the ring, then I use crimp. I care how the setup looks (for install points reasons) but if you don't compete then I would use crimp because they are cheaper. Hammer and chisel and/or vise to crimp the big ones (4ga and bigger) and a bit of solder to make sure that it's solid.



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