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Old 09 February 2007, 09:02   #11
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150 optimax with a 6.1 m cable run = 2 awg or 35mm

150 optimax with a 6.4 m cable run = 1 awg or 40mm

So it says in the manual

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Old 09 February 2007, 14:31   #12
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no prob with ends we have tons at work. easy to find some nice ones to fit. its was big cabel but some of the outboards we rig have biger.


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I had a little look today and found some nice 35mm2 stuff, used for DC drive motors. I'll have a couple of lengths of that. I also hapened upon some 16mm2 which should be OK for power to the Bus Bar and back.

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Similar dilema....

Could anyone advise cable I should use for my 225 Opti. Current one has chaffed through so I took it off and would like to know where I can get this replaced and what cost would most likely be! At a guess 5 to 6m in length...

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As someone suggested earlier welding cable is the easiest and cheapest route to go.
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Could anyone advise cable I should use for my 225 Opti. Current one has chaffed through so I took it off and would like to know where I can get this replaced and what cost would most likely be! At a guess 5 to 6m in length...

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AWG 2 (33 mm square) for up to 6.0 m
AWG 1 (42 mm square) for up to about 7.5

I used tinned from safety marine very flexible
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How do you grade welding wire so I get the right stuff?
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How do you grade welding wire so I get the right stuff?
Don't ask for welding wire cos that is commonly how MIG welding wire is referred to. You need the type of cable used for connecting the welding set to the work piece.

Just get the fattest you see fit. Although I recommended welding cable a good while back and it is very suitable, I've also recommended this; largely because it's easier to source and secondly because of it's coloured sheath. I've used it for wiring my diesel starting circuit without a problem. However, I see they are now only 4.5metres in length so that may be limiting for you.
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