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Old 09-16-2012, 10:21 PM   #385
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St Louis
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My Ride: 03 330i zhp, 01 330i
Re: horizontal or vertical mount

They are selling the horizontal (flat) mount on eBay. I bought horizontal mount last time, it wasn't great. The horizontal mount tabs are 180 degrees apart, the vertical tabs are 0 degrees apart (with some spacing), and the key is expecting a battery with terminals 90 degrees apart, so neither is "right". After trying a horizontal mount, I think the vertical mount will be easier to modify to work. Mouser shows a horizontal mount battery for both types (it's wrong). Digikey has the right pic for vertical mount:

These tabs might be bent to fit the circuit board's 90 degree apart placement. I'll be buying these from now on. Don't worry about using a "cheater" wire between one tab and the circuit board if you have to. If I remember I'll report back on how the vertical tab mount worked.
dan in st. louis
01 e46 330i, 03 e46 330izhp, 06 X3, 88 (e30) 325is, 90 (e30) 325is
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