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I'm shopping around for my 2/0 cable and came across a marine grade battery cable that is tinned copper wire. It seems like a great idea and might be cheaper than welding cable. Good idea or overkill?


Ancor Marine 117902 Batt. Cable 2/0
 

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I'm shopping around for my 2/0 cable and came across a marine grade battery cable that is tinned copper wire. It seems like a great idea and might be cheaper than welding cable. Good idea or overkill?


Ancor Marine 117902 Batt. Cable 2/0
Hi Tahoe,

Get the voltage rating. If that is good enough, sure. But I think it would be more expensive than welding cable and not as flexible. Tinned copper won't hurt, but I don't think it is necessary. Although I use it on all my 18 awg.

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tinned cables are used buy rail road , aircraft , marine ,industrial inverters and high grade industrial equipment . I look for it at the junk yards , it's cheaper at the yards ( brite copper is higher value ) . aircraft cable that is Teflon coated cannot be tinned because the temp. of Teflon well melt the tin so it will be silver coated . not very common . I've only seen it on 18 gage and smaller . It is beautiful.
 

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I like genuinedealz.com for my marine cable. I believe they have the tinned cable in 2/0. I have not been bale to beat their prices.
 
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