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Battery studs next to fuse box?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:47 am    Post subject:  Battery studs next to fuse box? Reply with quote

The other day I had to jump start my friend's Chevy truck who had forgotten to turn off his 2-way radio for the weekend. I was going to use the big stud by the fuse box, but he said look at the small 12 ga wire feeding that stud. That's not enough to start his truck. I told him 2 years ago I jumped a Ford F-150 using that stud, but I reluctantly connected the cables to the battery, & the truck started. Is that stud for jump starting another vehicle? I figured the 12 ga wires were not feeding battery power to the stud, but taking it away to feed accessories, & somehow a huge cable below the fuse box is feeding 12 volts to the stud. GARY

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 10:43 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

No...they are for accessories and have fusible links on the wires. I have a new car with jump starting posts under the hood (that are clearly marked as such) but they are only there because the battery isn't under the hood.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:24 pm    Post subject:  Re: Battery studs next to fuse box? Reply with quote

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The other day I had to jump start my friend's Chevy truck who had forgotten to turn off his 2-way radio for the weekend. I was going to use the big stud by the fuse box, but he said look at the small 12 ga wire feeding that stud. That's not enough to start his truck. I told him 2 years ago I jumped a Ford F-150 using that stud, but I reluctantly connected the cables to the battery, & the truck started. Is that stud for jump starting another vehicle? I figured the 12 ga wires were not feeding battery power to the stud, but taking it away to feed accessories, & somehow a huge cable below the fuse box is feeding 12 volts to the stud. GARY
personally I would not jump start a v8 engine with the impala

it will expose any weakness in the battery..


I had to replace mine after jumping a suburban.. the battery was only 4 years old they did not do as I said I was only going to charge up their battery not jump start it.(I done it before successfully for v8 engine ) by charging it up and letting the car (with v8 ) start on it's own.


the aux cable is only good for 10 amps or (15 max)


I have to replace my fuse any idea were this fuse is?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:00 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

doesnt matter if its a 4cyl or a V10, its all in the amperage of the battery.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:22 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Pitch Black SS wrote:
doesnt matter if its a 4cyl or a V10, its all in the amperage of the battery.



the person was just being a idiot that is why it screwed up my battery.. that is why I refuse to give anyone a jump any more .
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

So I was at the local U-Pick today, & got my answer. If you are familiar with the 2 studs by the 2 fuse boxes, there's one at each fuse box. The lower stud has a 6 ga cable going right to the + battery terminal. The lower stud is connected to the upper stud by a piece of metal covered in plastic to prevent a short. So the small cable connected to the upper post is not feeding juice to the post, but taking it away to feed an accessory. So it's perfectly safe to use those studs to jump start a car. But I try not to, as I'd hate for a voltage spike to kill my ECM. GARY

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