The starter motor cable is the only electrical circuit that
cannot be protected by a fuse,
circuit breaker, Fusible Link, or other short circuit
starters can draw all the current that a battery can put out, so
the battery cannot put out enough power to “trip” a
protective device with high enough capacity for starter motors.
All other circuits can be protected, and Fusible Link
wires are best for the heavy-duty circuits.)
our START’M UP system, the cable between the START’M
UP solenoid and the starter is electrically “dead,”
except for during engine cranking.
makes good sense to put the START’M UP solenoid next to
the battery (in the rear)–to avoid routing a
“full-time battery live” cable all the way forward to the
starter. (If a
“live” starter cable ever became shorted, a fire or battery
explosion would be likely.)
Trunk Mount battery helper kit provides convenient battery
positive power distribution up front.
The rugged 8 ga. Red Tuff-Wire is short circuit protected
by the 12 ga. Fusible Link wire.
And our Blue Tuff-Wire extends the “START” wire to
the START’M UP solenoid.
hook-up for a remote starter button is also provided.(used with
engine service work)
system performance is great with this system–it puts down a
very good “power distribution platform.”
It works well with powerful alternators, and it can
handle many high-powered accessories too.
The alternator is the source of power to run the
electrical system. Alternator
power will be routed directly to the terminal block through a
short length of our 8 gauge Tuff-Wire.
The terminal block will distribute full power to the dash
area and to the accessories.
(The firewall is a practical place to mount the terminal
block.) The battery
will be charged through the Red 8 gauge Tuff-Wire, which is
protected by a fusible link at the rear.
1/0 cable routed forward to the STARTER is not “live,”
except for during cranking.
(No fire hazard as with other systems that have a
“live” positive battery cable forward.)
battery ground (NEG) is connected to the car body at the rear.
And up front, another short length 1/0 cable connects
from body to the engine. This
system uses the car body for the long intermediate length of the
NEG side of the system all the way to the engine.
(It’s actually more efficient than routing a heavy
gauge cable all the way forward to the engine.)
And this system insures that the car body is well
grounded–which is very important.
Lights, fans, gauges, and many electrical system parts
are connected to ground at the body metal.
The accessory systems work very well with this system.
We also have a special system for NHRA Drag
Racing & Main
Disconnect Switch at the rear with Alternator.