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Fight Corrosion Costs with Battery Terminal Covers

Posted by G. Christianson on Feb 13, 2014, 7:15:23 AM

The Federal Highway Administration estimates that corrosion costs the nation’s transportation industry and its infrastructure $30,000,000,000 every year.

battery-terminal-coversOver the past 15 years, it is estimated that the costs associated with corrosion caused by anti-icing chemicals have increased more than tenfold, partly due to the increased use of magnesium chloride (MgCl) and calcium chloride (CaCl) as deicing chemicals, instead of NaCl. MgCl and CaCl latch-on to surfaces more aggressively than NaCl making them harder to remove, plus even in their crystal form, they draw moisture out of the atmosphere and remain a corroding solution.

Corrosion is a huge problem for electrical systems in trucks, trailers and any on-road equipment, especially related to battery performance. Battery terminal covers are an inexpensive and simple solution to protecting your battery cables and battery connections from corrosion.Typically made of vinyl or rubber material, battery terminal covers are flexible and easy to install over copper eyelets and battery lugs of any size from 18 gauge to 4/0 gauge. They protect the battery cable and connections from shorting and keep fleets and vehicles running. Battery terminal covers are usually sold in black and red for color coding and easy identification of cables.

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