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Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal - Universal Polarity

Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal - Universal Polarity

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This lead quick-disconnect battery terminal fits both negative and positive posts on top-post batteries. The terminal can be used in a variety of applications and enables you to easily detach from the battery to prevent theft and electrical drain. Call 800-298-8924 to order Deka accessories and parts part number DW05312 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Deka products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal - Universal Polarity. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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This lead quick-disconnect battery terminal fits both negative and positive posts on top-post batteries. The terminal can be used in a variety of applications and enables you to easily detach from the battery to prevent theft and electrical drain.


Features:

  • For use in passenger cars, light-duty trucks, farm equipment, marine applications, RVs, and ATVs
  • Fits top-post batteries
  • Universal polarity allows use on both negative and positive posts
  • Lead construction enables maximum electrical conduction
  • Easily detaches from the battery to prevent theft and electrical drain
  • Made in the USA
  • 1-Year limited warranty


05312 Deka Lead Quick Disconnect Battery Terminal - Universal Polarity

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Video Transcript for Deka Wiring DW05312 Review

Today we're going to review part number DW05312. This is the Deka lead quick-disconnect battery terminal. This lead quick-disconnect battery terminal will fit both negative and positive posts on the top-post batteries. It is designed to be used in passenger cars, light duty trucks, farm equipment, marine applications, and even RTRVs and ATVs. It is designed to fit the top-post batteries. It has universal polarities, so it allows use on both negative and positive posts. It is made of a lead construction, so it enables maximum electrical conduction.

It will easily detach from the battery to prevent theft and electrical drain. This part is made in the USA. Just to give you an overall length of this item, up 3.5 inches in length. Just to show you how this would operate, you have this plastic thumb screw; just unscrew it. Once it get it fully unscrewed, you can see this part will disconnect and you can see basically what you do is right here on this part, you can see the clamp sort of onion 00:01:11. This is what you would clamp to your cable connection. This part you can see has the hole.

This is what would go on the top post of the battery. This would stay on the battery. What you would do is just put the cable connected to it, put your thumb wheel on there, tighten it down, and it gives you a good lead-to-lead connection. This is also a handy item to use. We sell a lot of them for people when they do some flat towings. On certain vehicles the battery has to be disconnected when flat towing.

This makes a simple connection to where you just unscrew when you;'re going to flat tow your vehicle. It makes it easy to connect and disconnect. That should do it for the review on part number DW05312, the Deka lead quick-disconnect battery terminal. .


Customer Reviews

Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal - Universal Polarity - DW05312

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (24 Customer Reviews)

This lead quick-disconnect battery terminal fits both negative and positive posts on top-post batteries. The terminal can be used in a variety of applications and enables you to easily detach from the battery to prevent theft and electrical drain.

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Only place I could find a quick disconnect for positive ground car!! 860848



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works fine 750088



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I am only giving this item four stars for a specific reason. I recently read an article from an RV expert who stated something obvious. A battery disconnect should always be put on the POSITIVE battery terminal on a negative chassis system. I guess this includes most vehicular systems. It is a shame therefore that this disconnect is made to fit onto the negative terminal. It works having it on the negative and does isolate the battery, however there is far more chance of an accidental short circuit connection. Which could be very dangerous. 711126



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They work great 679271


Comments
works perfect easy to install use on a jeep when towing over two hours. Thanks
Pete W - 08/02/2020

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Great product, exactly what I needed 671759



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Works great on my camper battery to disconnect when not using the camper 660631



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Its the right part for the job, works a mazing!! 652383



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Really love these quick connects. work great! Got for tractor that the generator does not work, so charge a lot. After one year still working as when new, an save much time and trouble when had to use wrenches. 611681



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Product is exactly what I needed. Simple to install, yet does the job. We are setting up a car for flat towing and needed to disconnect the neutral battery cable. This product does the job with ease, plus it was shipped in a very timely manner. Thanks for the help. 600616



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did not have nut and bolt for battery end, used bolt off old battery end 597324



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Good product. Excellent feedback regarding status of order. Prompt delivery. Would not hesitate to buy from e-trailer again. 522309



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Great love it 494914



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Great product and delivery was two days early 481176



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I bought two of them and the first one broke in about 4 month. So have the second one on now so far so good. But I would like to say thank you for checking up on the product I bought. Because I am from Canada and cost me a lot of money. Thank’s again. 474931



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Just received the item and it looks as describe, heavy duty. 471616



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Positive Batter Cable was short and would not reach other connector. This quick connect worked good. Save me from buying a new positive cable and having it installed. 423337



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Very pleased and happy with the durability and quality of your products ..It makes removing the battery so much easier.. The time saved also makes it worth every penny.. Thank you ?? 415280



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Very reasonable price satisfied 364666



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The price is excellent. The material is durable. My nit-picky gripe is that the black knob must be loosened and then one entire half of the terminal must be removed. Other products - which, yes, cost a few bucks more - disconnect with just a quarter-turn of the knob. This disconnect is better suited for occasional rather than daily use. It's lead, not steel, so it won't rust. 363674



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Simple to install, easy to use. These disconnects work as prescribed. Are made in the USA, and are very well priced. I will be purchasing more. 335476



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Product arrived before expected and quality is what I expected. I have ordered from etrailer at least three times and have always had prompt delivery. 236570



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Somewhat of a pain to unhook the two pieces to disconnect the power. Thought it would be more of a "turn the knob" and it would disconnect the power. 224190



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Parts shipped out quickly and worked like a charm! Will be doing business with you folks again to be sure. 185392


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Ask the Experts about this Deka Accessories and Parts

  • Does the Battery Need To Be Disconnected On a 2018 Ford Explorer To Tow
    Yes, the battery must be disconnected on a 2018 Ford Explorer before flat-towing per the owner's manual. That said, the automatic battery disconnect device we offer will not work on this vehicle so for convenience you'll want to switch to a quick-attach style connection, the Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal part # DW05312 is my strong recommendation.
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  • Which End of Battery Disconnect DW05312 Attaches to Cable and to Battery
    I attached a picture that I hope clears up for you how the part # DW05312 attaches to a battery post. The design works for most post style applications, but not every application will work since clearances are different. I attached an install video below for you to check out as well that shows a typical install for you to compare to what you have.
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  • Does Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal Work on Diesel Engines
    The Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal # DW05312 would work well for you. It does not have any type of solenoid for activation so that wouldn't be a concern at all. You'd manually disconnect the terminal using the thumb screw. Check out the install video I attached for more info as well.
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  • Battery Disconnect Solution for Flat Towing a 2015 GMC Yukon Denali XL
    Instead of having to disconnect the negative battery terminal every time you flat tow your 2015 GMC Yukon Denali you could just use a # DW05312 to make the process simpler. No tools or anything would be needed to disconnect the battery, I attached an install video for you to check out as well. Another option which makes disconnecting the battery even easier is part # RM-766. It gives you the ability to disconnect the battery just by flipping a switch. I also attached an FAQ on flat...
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  • Recommended Way To Power An Electric Winch For Boat Trailer
    There are a few ways you can wire the winch. The first is to wire it with some quick-disconnects like part # DW05312 to your vehicle battery. Your battery should have at least 440 cranking amps to be able to handle the winch power. Another way is to wire the winch to a separate battery mounted on your trailer. You would need to mount the battery on the trailer in a location where it would not be under water when launching or loading your boat. You can use a battery box. If you choose...
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  • Battery Disconnect for Chevy Colorado with Diesel Engine
    A battery disconnect like the part # DW05312 can be used on your Chevy Colorado with the diesel engine. The kind of disconnect that cannot be used are the automatic ones with solenoids like the Roadmaster part # RM-766 as the amperage rating of your batteries would damage the solenoids.
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  • Why Does the Key of a Vehicle Need to Be in Accessory Position to be Flat Towed
    You need to have the key in the accessory position of the ignition so that your steering wheel will be unlocked. What you can do is use a battery disconnect like the # DW05312 on your battery to prevent it from draining with the key in the ACC position. Or some people will run a wire from the 12 volt accessory position of the trailer connector on their tow vehicle to the positive battery post of the vehicle to allow it to have a maintenance charge.
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  • Could the Deka Terminal Disconnect DW05312 Cause Electrical Issues on a Vehicle
    The only way the disconnect terminal part # DW05312 that you referenced would cause electrical problems would be if it wasn't properly connecting to the battery it was installed on. Other than that it wouldn't be any different than a standard battery terminal.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2018 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
    I would love to help you get absolutely everything that you need to flat tow your 2018 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback. However, Blue Ox does not make a base plate kit for the non EcoBoost model therefore I recommend you use Roadmaster instead. I typically prefer Roadmaster anyhow as they offer more options for flat towing equipment. I have attached a list of all the parts you will need below: Roadmaster Nighthawk All Terrain Tow Bar part # RM-676 Roadmaster Direct-Connect Base Plate Kit part...
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  • Flat-Towing Setup for a 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
    Before you purchase the necessary components needed to flat-tow your 2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 behind your 2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA you will want to review the "Recreational Towing" section of your owner's manual for any special clauses. In order to flat-tow your Colorado you will need a base plate kit, tow bar, supplemental braking system, safety cables, tow bar wiring, and a possible high-low adapter. The only base plate kit we have for your Colorado with the ZR2 package...
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  • Correct Way to Connect a Breakaway Battery and Winch Battery to 12V Power on Trailer 7-Way
    A diode like the part # RM-690 is a great idea but the only issue is that is has a max load of 85 amps. A standard 5,000 lb winch, like the ComeUp DV-5000si # CU645010, will greatly exceed the 85 amp rating of the diode so it would be useless. What you will want to do is install a battery disconnect like part # BDW20247 (400 amps max), part # BDW20248 (500 amps), or part # DW05312 which completely disconnects them. You can then reconnect the batteries once you are connected to your tow...
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  • Can the Automatic Battery Disconnect Be Used On a 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel
    I do have an option for you but the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect part # RM-766 will not work on any vehicle with a diesel engine no matter the number of batteries due to power surges. Instead, you can use the Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal part # DW05312 or you can use the Epicord Battery Disconnect Switch with Key part # 277-000096 and mount it inside the vehicle. I have attached some other items you will need to flat-tow a 2019 GMC Canyon below. Roadmaster...
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  • Battery Disconnect Switch for Forest River Surveyor During Storage
    You have a couple of different options when it comes to disconnecting the power from your batteries when your Forest River Surveyor is in storage and they all just depend on your personal preference as to which one is best for you. What you are likely referring to is something like the Epicord # 277-000096 which you rotate the key to the on and off position when you want to use the batteries for power. If you are looking for something a little more secure though we also have the...
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  • Easy Way to Disconnect Battery of 2017 Honda Civic Getting Flat Towed
    The easiest solution would be a battery disconnect like the part # DW05312 which gives you an easy way to disconnect your Civic battery after putting the ignition into aux mode so that your steering wheel is unlocked. Basically this has a hand wheel that you can loosen and allows you to easily pull one of the terminals off of the battery.
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  • Recommended Battery Disconnect System for Flat Towing GMC Canyon Diesel
    You are right that the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect # RM-766 cannot be used with diesel engine vehicles like your GMC Canyon. The issue is the high compression ratio of diesels that cause the engine to surge up to 10 times that of gas engines, which can lead to failure on the solenoid. What you can use instead is an alternate-style battery disconnect like the Deka # DW05312 or the Epicord # 277-000096 that includes a switch you could mount inside the cab. This still allows...
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  • Does the Battery on a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Need to be Disconnected While in Tow
    Yes, the batteries on your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 must be disconnected while in tow. However, the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch part # RM-766 cannot be used on vehicles with a diesel engine therefore you would need a manual battery disconnect like the Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal part # DW05312. I have attached a sample install video for you as well.
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  • Instead of Brake Light Relay for Flat Towing Could Vehicle Battery Be Disconnected
    If you wanted to kill the power to your vehicle battery so that it wouldn't activate the brake lights when the supplemental braking system presses the brakes that would be one option. To power the supplemental braking system you could then use the part # RM-9332 for an outlet kit. You could use the # DW05312 as a battery disconnect.
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  • Using the Rightline Gear SUV Tent with 2011 Honda Pilot Without Draining the Vehicle Battery
    In order to have the rear hatch of your 2011 Honda Pilot open for an extended period of time while using the Rightline Gear SUV Tent # RL110907 and not drain your battery, you will likely need to disconnect the vehicle battery. For an easier way to disconnect the battery, you can use the Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal # DW05312. This will allow you to use a hand knob to disconnect the vehicle battery. The Lead Quick Disconnect is designed to fit top-post batteries on cars,...
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  • Why Must the Negative Battery Cable Be Disconnected on a Jeep Wrangler to Flat Tow
    Jeep recommends disconnecting the negative battery cable when flat towing to prevent the battery from draining. When you flat tow your Wrangler, the ignition must be left in the ACC position. This would leave certain electronic components on that could drain the battery. For your situation, I recommend installing the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect, # RM-766, on the positive battery cable so you don't lose your ground to the chassis. I know the owners manual says negative cable,...
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  • Recommended Parts to Flat Tow a 2017 Ford Edge Titanium
    Yes, disconnecting the battery with a Quick-Disconnect, like the Deka part # DW05312, will be the easy way to go when it comes to disconnecting the battery on your 2017 Ford Edge so it can be flat towed. Disconnecting the battery prevents it from draining while you are flat towing. Since the owner's manual states that the battery must be disconnected I strongly recommend following those instructions and not trying to get by it somehow. That is one of the down sides to flat towing with...
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  • Why Can't the Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect be Used on a Diesel Engine
    I spoke to my contact at Roadmaster and they informed me that Roadmaster Automatic Battery Disconnect with Switch part # RM-766 cannot be used on vehicles with a diesel engine because these vehicles require a battery with a very high cold cranking amp (CCA) rating which would fry the solenoid on the battery disconnect. Instead, you will want to use something like the Deka Lead Quick-Disconnect Battery Terminal part # DW05312 which allows you to disconnect the battery leads though the use...
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  • Way to Quickly Disconnect Negative Battery Wire of 2019 GMC Sierra
    The easiest option we have for disconnecting the negative terminal of a batter like on your 2019 GMC Sierra is the DEKA part # DW05312 which has a thumb wheel that allows you to easily connect and disconnect without requiring tools. There isn't a more simple or automatic solution than this.
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  • How to Connect RV Oval Porch and Utility Light to a Trailer Battery
    On porch light # RVPL7C the white wire is the ground and will need to attach to a clean metal surface. The black wire is the power wire. You can use some automotive wire to go from the light to the battery. Once at the battery you could use something like the battery terminal # DW05312. There are a couple of studs on this terminal and you could place a ring terminal on the end of the wire, remove a stud, then put the wire over the stud and thread it back into place. If your battery already...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Fiesta
    I did some checking and it looks like the battery of a 2014 Ford Fiesta would need to be disconnected if the vehicle had an automatic transmission but if you have a manual it would not be required. To make disconnecting the battery easy we have the part # DW05312 which will allow you to disconnect the battery without needing any tools. For a base plate kit you would want the part # RM-524438-4 for if you do not have the EcoBoost engine or part # RM-524441-4 if you do. In addition...
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  • Complete Flat Towing Setup for a 4 Wheel Drive 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    If your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is the 2 wheel drive model then the vehicle cannot be towed with all four wheels down as this would likely cause damage to the vehicle's driveline components. The only way to flat tow a 2 wheel drive model is with a tow dolly. Unfortunately, we do not have a tow dolly that is compatible with your truck at this time. If you have a 4 wheel drive model then the vehicle can be flat towed with all four wheels down. In order to do this you will need a...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat-Tow a 2016 Ford Focus
    In order to flat-tow a 2016 Ford Focus with all four wheels on the ground you are going to need a base plate kit, tow bar, safety cables, supplemental braking system, wiring harness, and possible high-low adapter. Before getting started, I highly recommend taking a look in the owner's manual for any specific procedures that must be done while in tow. For a base plate kit, I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plate Kit part # RM-524443-5 as long as you do not have adaptive cruise control....
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    There are 5 main items you need when you are planning on flat-towing your 2014 Ford Focus. You will need base plates, a tow bar, safety cables, lighting on the vehicle, and most states now require supplemental brake systems. For your Focus I recommend the Roadmaster EZ5 Base Plates, part # RM-524430-5. When you are not towing your Focus and you remove the front arms, the system is nearly invisible. The tow bar I recommend is the RoadMaster Falcon 2 Tow Bar, part # RM-520. This tow...
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  • How To Flat Tow Dodge Dart And Unlock Steering Without Draining Battery
    You can prevent the battery from draining by unhooking the positive battery cable from the battery. This can be done by using a battery quick-disconnect like part # DW05312. You would switch the key to the on position so you can unlock the steering wheel and then use the # DW05312 without draining the battery.
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  • Blue Ox Parts Needed to Flat Tow 2016 Ford Focus
    For your 2016 Ford Focus the correct base plate kit is the part # BX2663 which is a confirmed fit for yours that is built in 2015. You didn't say what tow bar you have but this will work with Blue Ox tow bars. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector...
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  • Battery Disconnect Switch Recommendation for a Travel Trailer Battery
    I have a much easier solution for you. Check out the part # DW05312. This will attach to your ground lead and will provide an very easy way to disconnect the lead from the terminal. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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