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Victron Blue Smart IP22 Charger 12V 30A Battery Connection Terminal Size

Hi

I am deciding to purchase

Victron Blue Smart IP22 SLA/LiFePO4 Charger 12V 30A

The battery connection terminal is listed a being for 16mm2 or AWG6 in the manual.

Could the manufacturer or someone that is capable of precise measurement please advise what is the actual size of this hole.

What is the precise size of the battery input terminal ?

Mathematically it has to be bigger than 4.52mm D

To accommodate 16mm it is probably at least 5.5mm D (cabac cable lugs have a 5.5mm hole to insert a 16mm cable for example)

https://www.cabac.com.au/amfile/file/download/file/114523/product/138718/


Can it fit a 6mm D copper stalk ?

https://www.cabac.com.au/p/electrical-power-connectivity/lugs-and-links/copper/cs25-6


Can it fit a 7.7mm D ferrule ?

https://mm.mmem.com.au/caablp2500


Yes I am trying to use 25mm cable for 'reasons' being that is the cable I have got already.

No I don't want a stud with a 25to16 tie tail.- Looks rough to me and I'm not keen on extra connections joints and hardware just because Victron didn't think to put a 6,8, or 10 mm terminal stud on this item.


Any help much obliged.


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Mike Dorsett answered ·

You could always try clipping a few strands from your cable to make it small enough to fit the hole... Be sure to use heatshrink to sleeve the cables after, to prevent any lose strands touching. The smaller terminals may be too close together for the larger cable size. Likewise, you can always file down your 6mm D stud to fit as well.

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plipaus answered ·

someone who is mediumly reliable says it 7.7mm (probably 5/16 american)

Can anyone confirm ?

Do the manufacturers read these forums ?

That would mean both the options above of a proper lug would terminate nicely and not snip wires and jam it in etc

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