What are the different types of car battery terminals?
- The three types are:
- SAE Terminals. SAE is the standard for most automotive vehicles.
- JIS Terminals. The JIS battery terminal is similar to the SAE but smaller.
- L Terminals. L terminals consist of an L-shaped post with a bolt hole through the vertical side.
- Marine Battery Terminals.
In what order should battery terminals be connected?
“Positive first, then negative. When disconnecting the cables from the old battery, disconnect the negative first, then the positive. Connect the new battery in the reverse order, positive then negative.”
What is the best material for car battery terminals?
Copper battery terminal connectors offer the highest degree of combined electrical conductivity and strength, brass battery terminals are best used in marine and corrosive environments, while lead battery terminals are much more malleable and easy for the average garage mechanic to work with.