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Fabricate a Positive Battery Cable DIY

I had to replace the original battery cable 2 years ago because it developed high resistance between the battery terminal and the wire. I bought an aftermarket cable from IPD, labeled RAMAC (based in Minden NV), which based on the Chinese characters on some of the protective sleeving may have actually been manufactured in China. The RAMAC cable failed in service after 1.5 years in the same area as the original, with high resistance between the battery terminal and the wire. The symptoms were an intermittent no crank, with high (0.7 – 1.1 Volt) voltage drop between starter and positive battery post. Pushing with fingers sideways on the wire leading into the crimp would reduce the voltage drop to the point where the car would start.