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Battery relocation

Discussion in 'General Mustang Discussion' started by RapidRabbit, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    What kind of conduit would be best to protect it?

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  2. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    do they make pvc conduit?
  3. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Like this? [​IMG]

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    KBMWRS What did the moron say today?

    metal? Won't that be a rattle just waiting to happen?
  5. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    not if you clip it in place properly. but if you dont like metal conduit, then there are plastic ones on the market as was pointed out above.
  6. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    You don't need to use a conduit. That just causes issues with fitment, etc. A quality cable will be sufficiently sleeved to provide more than enough protection. I mentioned earlier the cable I used had two distinct layers/materials of covering. Properly routed and secured there is little to no chance of accidental damage. Plus, the inline fuse will cut power should a grounding situation occur. The key is the path you run it and the means to secure it being...pardon the pun, secure. Grommets at any point it passes through a panel.

    I suppose if you elected to run the cable under the car (DON"T!) an additional layer of protection might make sense but I myself would run it through something link heater hose.

    As a cautionary note, using the metal conduit in that link would likely increase the chance of cable damage if the car were in an accident that stuff can be stretched apart and act as a blade to slice into the wire. You'd be much better to allow the cable to flex freely in such an event but again, the fuse is there to save the day.
  7. rbohm

    rbohm Active Member

    terry, the nice thing about the conduit i linked to is that it is flexible, and can handle incident like a traffic accident. i wont use any hard conduit, even plastic.
  8. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    That stuff is used, at times, in building type electrical work. Most codes limit it's run length to very short distances as it does not afford the same level of protection as say EMT conduit. A nail can be driven through it, for example. If you bend/kink it hard enough it will break open and the edges are sharp and will cut a wire.
  9. Horseplay

    Horseplay I Don't Care. Do you?

    That's a good idea. I will have to look and see if I can go that route too. Thanks!

    Also agree on moving the relay to the truck. That's how I did mine. I ran a very nice ($$) 6 ga wire for the alt output return to the trunk. Where exposed, I sleeved it with a fuel line type hose and then a braided covering for way too much protection. It is also fused. Just in case.
  10. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    I'll have to look into relocating the relay. There's a lot of other stuff to move then.

    My power top switch, and some relays and fuses for the efi. Also I have a 3g alternator with a mega fuse up front.

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