This custom made top post negative battery cable comes with a top quality tin
plated copper top post negative connector, double crimped on one end and then
you choose the length of the cable as well as your choice of an optional ring
terminal available in various sizes, on the opposite end.
Your choose your wire length (which is from connector hole center to connector
hole center) and connectors from the options located near purchase buttons. The
lug choices are 1/4, 5/16 or 3/8 with adhesive heat shrink tubing applied
matching your wire color choice. The heat shrink has a meltable glue lining to
help seal your cable from air and moisture. The copper connectors and wire all
feature a tin electro-plating which is resistant to the types of corrosion
you'll typically see on bare copper wire and ring terminals.
If you need something special with regard to the length or lugs outside the
available options please send us a message and we may be able to help you out.
ABOUT THE WIRE USED:
Introducing our multi-rated, multi-purpose, flexible, real copper battery
cable. This wire has multiple approvals for use in many electrical installation
making it a very unique cable. From the pure electrolytic copper stranding to
the durable yet flexible insulation, this cable has been designed to impress.
Our UL listed battery cable carries ratings allowing it to be used as marine
battery cable listed as UL1426 Boat Cable which maintains a BC-5W2 temperature
rating of 105C dry and 75C wet. This wire can be continuously submerged in
water with no issues. This fine battery cable exceeds the requirements of ABYC
and the USCG (US Coast Guard) for installation on boats.
The copper conductor features stranding which is tin plated to resist
corrosion. Flexible Type III, Class K stranding is designed to absorb vibration
found in motive environments such as automotive and marine thus protecting the
cable from premature failure.
Meets all applicable boat wiring regulations from ABYC and US Cost Guard
for use on boats
Rated 600 Volts Max with 105C Dry and 75C Wet (BC-5W2) temperature ratings
and will remain flexible in extreme cold weather
Tin Plated Pure Copper Flexible Stranding for extra corrosion resistance
Jacket and insulation are resistant to oil, gas, fungus, salt water,
battery acid, heat, abrasion and sunlight
Is ROHS Compliant
MADE IN THE USA!!!
Battery Cable Specifications:
Wire Size Nominal Stranding Weight Amp Rating
AWG) O.D. (Inch) Count LBS/FT Continuous*
8 0.249 168 0 .070 80
6 0.324 266 0.114 120
4 0.386 420 0.164 160
2 0.437 665 0.251 210
1 0.518 836 0.333 245
1/0 0.563 1064 0.403 285
2/0 0.615 1330 0.500 330
3/0 0.670 1672 0.614 385
4/0 0.740 2109 0.765 445
Per ABYC/USCG (Inside of engine space de-rate amps by 15% due to extra heat)
Final pointers on lug sizing....most threaded stud batteries will have either
a 5/16 or 3/8 inch stud. Most of the time the negative will be 5/16 so if the
positive is the same size it is also 5/16, but if your battery stud is larger
on the positive it will most likely be a 3/8. There are exceptions to the rule
so please contact the manufacturer or measure. You can search online for bolt
sizing tables which will help.