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  • Warning to Sproggy 4.5 and high power draw user

    If you are using one of these connector on the main power line (from battery to PSU/Inverter), becarefull to check it often.


    I use this connector to connect my 8GA wire to an inline fuse holder before going to the PSU. This is what happen.
    The plastic part of the connector is melted. It was burnning HOT.
    Attached Files
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

  • #2
    This is another shot.
    That was the result of couple hours contant draw 20A +.
    I will have to replace this connector soon, but in the mean time, I just "black tape" it for now.
    Attached Files
    2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
    89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
    Y2K Accord Dell GX150
    RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
    EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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    • #3
      and thats rated at what? 10A? i seriousley doubt it will be rated at 20, if that were me i would have replaced it already.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by dan__wright
        and thats rated at what? 10A? i seriousley doubt it will be rated at 20, if that were me i would have replaced it already.
        yeah me too.

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        • #5
          No the picture is just an example of the type of connector. The acture connector I use is the one that came with an amp kit (8GA). So I don't know it actual rate.
          Definitely I have to replace it within a week. "Black tape" is just to prevent the short circuit.
          I post just to warn if any one use that type of connector to be carefull. Not just do it and forget it.
          2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
          89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
          Y2K Accord Dell GX150
          RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
          EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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          • #6
            I would never dream of using those things to be honest. aHate the things.

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            • #7
              MatrixPC how much current does your sproggy draw from the batt?
              Mine takes 3a

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cheesyhoward
                MatrixPC how much current does your sproggy draw from the batt?
                Mine takes 3a
                Thats only about 30W! thats magic!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by cheesyhoward
                  MatrixPC how much current does your sproggy draw from the batt?
                  Mine takes 3a
                  blew 15A fuse, but not 25.
                  So I don't know exactly how many amp it draw cuz I don't have tool to measure the current draw from the batt.
                  2004 Matrix XR A7N8X-VM/400 AMD XP-M 2500+, DS-ATX
                  89 Supra Turbo P3 [email protected]/Abit BE6 II, Alpine M-BUS Car2PC.
                  Y2K Accord Dell GX150
                  RoadRunner is the best FE PERIOD
                  EmoRebellion is a SCAMMER

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                  • #10
                    For a start the red type are only rated to 5A.
                    Secondly unless you use the correct crip tool (and i mean correct ratchet type, not the cheap ones) it will not even be rated for that.

                    If you are drawing 20A you should make a proper connection before you torch your car!

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