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How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable

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  1. How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable, How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 1, image 1 of 2 How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable, How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Determine which handle of the alligator clamp originally secured the charging cable. (The tabs will be pressed down and there will most likely be remnants of copper strands)

    • Slide the rubber grip off of the handle which did NOT originally secure the charging cable.

  2. How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • If you use a knife, be wary of slicing your thumb if the sharp edge is faced towards you. (Use Wire Strippers if you have them)

    • Remove about an inch of insulation from the cable using a knife, a razor blade, or wire strippers.

  3. How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Clip the excess frayed copper strands from the cable using the wire cutters.

  4. How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 4, image 1 of 3 How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 4, image 2 of 3 How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the rubber grip over the wire. You may not be able to to so after the wire is crimped.

    • Place the cable in the unused side of the alligator clamp.

    • Place the exposed copper strands in between these two tabs.

    • Make sure that the insulation covers the full area between these two tabs.

  5. How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • The harder the tabs are pressed onto the cable, the more secure the connection will be.

    • Use the vice grips to press down all four tabs onto the cable.

  6. How to Reconnect an Alligator Clamp to a Battery Charging Cable: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Slide the rubber grip back onto the handle.

Conclusion

Now plug in the Battery Charger to test for continuity from the cable to the clamp, by charging a battery.

Derek Moore

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