I have a D18S/T3 battery that I want to use to power the lights of an aluminum boat.

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I don't want to leave the battery in the boat when I'm not using it. I figure the elements would damage the battery over time. So I want to easily remove the battery after each use and store it elsewhere.

So far, I've been using nuts and bolts to attach the wiring ring terminals to the battery. But unthreading the bolt each time to disconnect the battery is tedious.

Is there such a thing as a quick-release mechanism for this style of battery terminal? Something more secure than flimsy alligator clips, possibly similar to a bicycle quick-release mechanism?

For bonus points, what is that style of battery terminal called?


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Consult your favorite search engine for 12V Quick Connect to find a multitude of possible solutions such as this one:

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    You beat me to it :o) Exactly what I was going to post. Jun 13 at 17:16
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    An inline fuse sized to protect the wires and connectors would be a good addition as well. Don't want the Anderson Powerpole welding together on a short circuit. Available with weather covers to reduce water ingress...
    – Jon Custer
    Jun 13 at 19:44

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