Originally Posted by T-bucket23
Pretty dangerous as well. Now you have 100's of potential amps running through a small cord. Unless it is fused right near the battery this has the potential to casue major problems.
It would cost less than 2 dollars and be almost zero trouble to just add an in-line fuse at the red 'gator clip, either blade or glass type would work just fine.
That is a good point however and nothing should ever be attached to the battery without a fuse located very close to the connection.