ARMY TM 9-6115-604-12
NAVY NAVFAC P-8-633-12
Figure 3-6. Battery Cable Assemblies
Use a battery brush to clean terminal ends. If corrosion Is present, brush well with a solution of baking soda and water.
Flush with water.
Service. Apply grease (see Table 3-1) to the cable connectors to prevent corrosion. If connectors are corroded,
clean with a stiff bristle brush prior to applying grease.
(a) Loosen or remove hexagonal nuts, fastening terminal lugs, or terminal clamps and lift off battery cable being
Install new or repaired battery cable, ensuring that the mating battery terminal post or mating connection is
Secure attaching hexagonal nuts.
When replacing cables, ensure that the red sleeving ends are correctly oriented with the positive terminals of mating
To replace a damaged terminal lug or clamp, remove the insulation sleeving and terminal lug or clamp and
thoroughly clean the end of the wire cable with wire brush. Battery jumpers are repaired by replacement
Slide new insulation sleeving onto the cable, employing the proper color coding, red for positive, black for
Assemble the cable end attachment and crimp securely In place.
Slide the insulation sleeving into position and shrink by applying heated air at 400°F (204.4°C) for 3 to 5