Brass Or Gold Car Battery Terminal

Posted in Car Batteries | Asked on Apr 13, 2010

Ive been told that the gold ones do not corrode like brass terminals. Has anyone tried this and compared performance/durability?
The brass ones are 3 bucks each while the gold ones are 7 each, just want to know if they are worth the extra money or just a bunch of hype.
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There are 4 Answers for "Brass Or Gold Car Battery Terminal"

  1. Kurt says:

    gold would be best

    however, lead is good enuogh, brush them with a wire brush if you have to, the battery has enough power in most cases anyway

    gold contacts make sense for pcs and stuff, not for car batteries.

    just get a new one every 5 years or so

  2. Avery says:

    Generally speaking,gold is a better conductor and won’t corrode.Can’t say if they’re worth the extra money.

  3. Hoppelemine says:

    Gold is a superior electrical conductor to brass as it does not tarnish. Get gold if you can afford to spend the extra money and feel you need the extra reliability.

  4. Michael S says:

    Plain old lead battery connectors are the best. Do you really believe if the connector was made of gold it would only cost $7. Believe me, weigh the connector and you’ll see at today’s price for gold, those connectors would cost over $500 apiece.