Jumper cables

exSW

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Does anyone have a source for good quality jumper cables that don't cost a fortune? What do you like or dislike about the ones you got?
Go to a starter,alternator,battery shop and have them build you a pair.
 
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Steve NW WI

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trx250r180

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only good ones i have found are on the snap on truck ,the wire is like arc welder wire
 
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Go to a welding store and buy you a 40ft piece of 1/0 welding lead, go to a electrical supply joint and buy you 4 long barreled lugs without the inspection windows in the end, and then just find the ends that you want to use and bolt it all together. I thought these ends were good enough for mine.

http://www.amazon.com/Associated-Equipment-6205-800-Clamp/dp/B000XMI1JC
 

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A little light, but I'd be interested to know if those clamps work as advertised.

PS, avoid cables that have those extended tips on the clamps for grabbing side terminals. They're next to useless and usually in the way.

Good clamps are more important than having a real heavy gauge wire, smaller wire will get the juice there, albeit slower. Bad clamps make life one grade of beyotch worse than it already is with a dead battery.

FWIW, I still carry cables just in case, but my booster box will do the trick 90% of the time, and run the lights, small fan and radio in the ice fishing shack too.