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    Icon32 Battery terminal question?

    I was just wondering if you could use a negative battery terminal as a positive and vise versa? IS there anything special about them where they cant be swapped. Im not talking about stock terminal im looking into buying aftermarket ones.







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    Re: Battery terminal question?

    generally, terminals are terminals. they maybe labeled or colored for a negative terminal use but they should be the same as a positive terminal.




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    Re: Battery terminal question?

    ya, i don't see what kind of difference there would be



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    Re: Battery terminal question?

    on most applications, the negative battery terminal is slightly smaller than the positive



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    Re: Battery terminal question?

    my aftermarket terminals look exactly alike.. only a very small idicator telling me whether it is positive or negative. Either case, your question is like "can I use the red color wire as my ground". No diff my man, if you found an awesome negative terminal cheap, go for it!



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    Re: Battery terminal question?

    On a normal car battery the negative post is smaller than the positive. A positive terminal will not make good contact on a negative post and a negative terminal will not fit on a positive one. The Stinger Expert series will fit on either, but they come with a brass sleeve that slides over the negative battery post to make it the same size as the positive.



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    Re: Battery terminal question?

    Quote Originally Posted by helotaxi
    On a normal car battery the negative post is smaller than the positive. A positive terminal will not make good contact on a negative post and a negative terminal will not fit on a positive one. The Stinger Expert series will fit on either, but they come with a brass sleeve that slides over the negative battery post to make it the same size as the positive.
    I guess the majority of batts sold in Asia are different then. We get the same size terminal posts. I should check out the optima and see if it's different too.



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