[ROVERNET - UK] Battery in Boot?

Kent Kinard kkinard at swbell.net
Fri Sep 10 14:24:50 BST 2004

After thinking about it, I would add another caution
to Eric's.  My first TR8 suffered a major fire from a
dead short in the long battery cable.  My present TR8
is a rebody using a '79 shell and, although I have all
the rear battery parts, I have never changed the
battery to the boot.  That fire was too painful.  If
you do mount the boot battery, install a battery
switch in the positive cable....and use it.

Kent K.

--- Eric Russell <p6rovers at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Tom,
> My first career involved installing RADAR and depth
> sounders on both deep sea ships, tug boats, and
> fishing boats.  The small craft were fitted with a
> small AC generator run by the boats' DC batteries. 
> It
> was always our objective to get the generator as
> close
> as we could to the batteries to avoid voltage loss. 
> I
> have now forgotten the mathematic formula to
> calculate
> the voltage drop for a length of wire based upon its
> diameter.  Perhaps somebody can help with that.
> I think it creates another variable for you with
> regard to starting power but I thought I should give
> you a caution rather than just reading and moving
> on.
> Eric
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