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    Top and Side post battery

    If you have a batt with top and side post connections. Is it safe to use both? Power wires to the top posts and side post for the vehicle itself... Noob question but I dont wanna blow my shit up.



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    Re: Top and Side post battery

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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    Duel post batteries can be very helpful.

    They can come in handy if your car is a side post type to begin with.
    So yes, its OK to use them both.



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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    Quote Originally Posted by thevic24 View Post
    Duel post batteries can be very helpful.

    They can come in handy if your car is a side post type to begin with.
    So yes, its OK to use them both.
    Ok I figured they are just connected internally anyway. I have ran a amp off my top post previously for a short time..but figured I'd ask because I didnt know if it damage the battery. Also, I have read conflicting opinions on this.

    How about if I do my big 3 on the top posts and leave the side posts the way they are currently. Will that work the same?



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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch86 View Post
    Ok I figured they are just connected internally anyway. I have ran a amp off my top post previously for a short time..but figured I'd ask because I didnt know if it damage the battery. Also, I have read conflicting opinions on this.

    How about if I do my big 3 on the top posts and leave the side posts the way they are currently. Will that work the same?
    yes. they wont hurt the battery by using both top and side posts.




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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    i love using dual post batteries, you can leave the factory wiring alone and easily add new wiring.

    my new battery, group 34/78 AGM



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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    I wish I had that.




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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    Yes definitely but obviously check to see if anything could hit the terminal or how easy it could short in a crash on the side mounts.



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    Re: Top and Side post battery

    in an accident in the same corner as the battery, the battery is screwed regardless of type. but, what is important to consider are exposed terminals and exposed copper. a much higher possibility is a wrench getting between them. i prefer terminals that are covered.

    i have covers for my side posts that are not in that picture.



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