Hello all. While reading though the resources section, particularly "Rules of Thumb for Terminal Posts", I see that Red Loctite + primer is often recommended to secure stainless grub screws to the delicate aluminum sockets on many batteries. This seems like a sensible mechanical precaution to me, however, electrically speaking, I am dubious.
- Won't the Loctite and/or primer serve as a resistive layer between the threads, effectively increasing the ISR of the entire battery bank?
- Even if all threads aren't completely covered, won't this reduce the "usable" area of the stud; potentially increasing heat and charge imbalance (since each battery cell will effectively have an extra voltage drop from the semi-random resistance between it and its neighbor)?
- Or is the effect so negligible to the point of non-consideration?