Wiring in marine environments poses a unique set of challenges. Not only do you have to deal with wiring in a moving environment, but you also need to account for exposure to salt, oil, and other potential hazards. Using Battery Cable Wire that can stand up to all of these factors is especially crucial, as these cables will be the main arteries for power on board. If you need marine battery cables that will stand up to the toughest jobs, you need cables from the specialists here at EWCS wire.
At EWCS, we specialize in producing the highest quality marine battery cable wire on the market. All of our wires and cables are manufactured in the US using high-quality materials to ensure they will be the perfect fit for your next job. Our marine cables meet and exceed the safety standards of the American Boat and Yacht Council.
One of the most important factors in any wiring job is safety and this is especially important for marine wiring. Because of the fact that this wiring site will not be static, marine cables have to be able to flex and move with their environment. In order to achieve an extremely flexible cable, we use fine stranded copper conductors rather than the solid copper found in home wiring. Large marine battery cables can contain thousands of strands to create a cable that can handle high voltage and still remain extremely flexible.
These fine strands are then coated in a tough but flexible rubber insulator. The insulators we use on our marine cables are designed to resist acid, abrasions, alkalis, gas, moisture, and oil. All of this protection means that you will not have to worry about accidental exposure eroding your insulator away or causing it to dry and crack over time. Exposed conductors can quickly spell disaster in a marine environment, so this extra layer of security can really save you from
In addition to needing a flexible construction, your marine wire should not use bare copper. Though the American Boat and Yacht Council do not explicitly require it, using tin-coated copper conductors offers several advantages. Tinning copper retains the conductivity of the copper while lowering its reactivity. This helps keep any exposed wiring from corroding and losing its effectiveness. If the tinned wire does become exposed, it will last much longer than untreated copper, especially in humid environments.
When installing your new battery cable wire, it is important to follow marine guidelines for secure terminals. Because the marine wire is expected to shift over time, the terminal connections need to be secure enough to handle this movement without having the cables come loose. The cables should not be installed without slack, as tight cables will eventually pull themselves loose. Providing enough slack and using secure ring terminals and heat shrink tubing will ensure that your cables stay secure even if the ship is moving.
So, if you want the best battery cable wire for your next marine project, visit EWCS wire today. We offer the best marine wiring on the market including battery cables and dual conductor wire for wiring AC systems. Whether you need wiring for a home project or a supplier for your business, we can meet your needs. With our multiple fulfillment centers across the country, we can get you the wiring you need quickly so you can get your next project started fast. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our team at 1-800-262-1598 or [email protected]