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Old 12-19-2005, 03:58 AM
Brandon314159
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Keep your eyes open for jumper cables that "look thick" but actually the inside wire gauge is something like 14awg (small!)

They use thick insulation to hide the actual thickness of the wire and also the wire when it glows red hot from being overloaded

We have a pair of 0awg ones I think...I keep a cheap-o pair in the 300SD becuase I often end up jump starting others and I have all the time in the world when helping out someone else. The thin wires and crap clamps work...you just gotta let the batteries equalize.

I wouldn't want to connect a stone dead battery to a perfectly charged one with TOO much awg wire...the alternator on the charged car would go "CRAP!"...gotta have a little vdrop under heavy current sometimes Helps out the jumping car.
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