Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ordering the Batteries - Wrong Terminals!

I placed an order for the batteries with my local Battery Systems store.  They matched the best price I could find so I felt good about supporting a local business.  Unfortunately after the two week wait, the batteries arrived with the wrong terminal.  My son took the truck to pick them up, so I didn't realize the problem until he brought them home.

The EA kit explicitly needs the "Small L" terminals, because the battery bus bars are cut, bent and drilled to exactly fit.  I don't know where the terminal spec went wrong, but Battery Systems is sending these back and ordering a new set.  They'll be here in 3 weeks as they have to be ordered directly from the factory.