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Old 13 April 2016, 13:46   #11
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Personally I'd look for tinned cables in addition to the correct size.
Cross sectional area (csa) is also dependant on length- longer the cable, bigger the CSA needs to be.
Noooo PD The guy said he's on a budget hence its not worth mentioning.25mm is perfect for that application.
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Old 13 April 2016, 15:10   #12
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Thanks Matt. In all honesty my rib isn't nice enough to spend heaps on - hence me scrounging a bit!
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Noooo PD The guy said he's on a budget hence its not worth mentioning.25mm is perfect for that application.

Ah well! You know me, I like to do a proper job 😏


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go to electrical wholesaler and ask for try rated singles
i should know as do it for job
about 3 meter
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Noooo PD The guy said he's on a budget hence its not worth mentioning.25mm is perfect for that application.

Hardly going to break the bank in the big scheme of things, a lot cheaper than a tank of fuel
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]Hardly going to break the bank in the big scheme of things, a lot cheaper than a tank of fuel

True. Why dont you offer to buy it for him as it may break his bank but not yours possibly PD?
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I fitted welding cable to our little rib about 12 years ago and it's never failed I soldered the cables so the solder transmitted a little way up the cable then heat shrinked the outer rubber sheath to the terminal so I doubt much water gets up the cable
And tbh how long do you want it to last?
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True. Why dont you offer to buy it for him as it may break his bank but not yours possibly PD?
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Thanks all. Just phoned local welders and asked if they could make up battery cables from welding cable and the guy had no idea what I was on about. Might have to be Machine Mart then...

That shouldn't matter that they don't understand, just give them the specs..ie: length, size, lugs, etc...

I used to work in a welding supply store, we sold more welding cable for non-welding devices than for the welders.

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That shouldn't matter that they don't understand, just give them the specs..ie: length, size, lugs, etc...

I used to work in a welding supply store, we sold more welding cable for non-welding devices than for the welders.

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That's exactly right I prefer to just buy the cables and solder the terminal lugs on then the solder acts as a water block if you heat shrink between the lug and terminal then water can't get in
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