Tips & Tricks / How to's

Battery Tip

By Patrick McShane

I soon realized that, although one could get a jump start from a car, getting the jumper cables to stay clamped on the SV battery terminals was quite a trick.  A simple way to fix this is to take the little terminal bolts out and replace them with something longer, using a nut as a spacer.  I think the threading is M10, but not sure.  Anyway, this doubles the height of the terminal posts for under a buck.  If you can find brass screws, that would be nice, but I've had plain old steel hardware on for well over a year with no problems.