Why grease battery terminals?

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by diymostthings, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Not convinced on the doesn't weld situation.
    Two sheets of metal left in the rain to rust and
    welded together with the rust/oxidation.
    And can't two different metals be welded together, with a third element, welding rod ?

    I have no idea about this, just my opinion, that's all

    Handyandy - really
     
  2. sinewave

    sinewave Screwfix Select

    > Hey DA, I once had an Alfasud built entirely out of
    welds like that!

    PP


    Showin' your age their mate!

    Was it a Ti 1.3 or 1.5?

    I had a GTV V6! One of the best looking cars around at the time. :)
     
  3. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    Doesn't sound like what I'd call a weld...

    Sure it wasn't just air pressure holding them together?
     
  4. ban-all-sheds

    ban-all-sheds New Member

    Yeah - if colanders do it for you...
     
  5. devil's advocate

    devil's advocate New Member

    Hi handyandy.

    The welding rod has to be of the same material - the idea is that the metals are fused together (the metal in contact with the weld also melts)and should be pretty much as strong as the continuous material.

    Eg: If a spelter (brass alloy) is used, it's 'brazing'.

    Hi b-a-s. Thinking back, an air-tight seal could have done it! He did call it a 'weld' though! It was a long time ago...
     

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