I melted a fuse going from my battery to my sub-woofers in the back of my car and want to replace the wire would this wire be a good match? can I put a splice in also to put a new fuse in?
Absolutely. This is pretty high quality wire. Its probably even overkill for a non-marine application. Its also quite flexible for its gauge. If you want to put an inline fuse in, I don't see that being a problem.
I used my 6 ga wire for a trolling motor application in my boat. It works well. I have no experience with wiring sub-woofers. According to the catalog the minimum size is 8 ga. Is this overkill for the sub-woofer?? Is there another wire that is better suited for this application??
J RAY SCRIMPSHER
Thank you I bought an instillation kit with wiring in it if that doesn't work ill try this next time
I'm looking to replace the battery wires for my Johnson 35HP outboard - I have no idea what size or type of wire that I need. I probably need a 6' - 8' length of wire to run from the motor to where the battery is located. Can someone advise what thickness/guage wire that I need?
tTom to get quick starts use the 6 gauge "Tinned" cables. I have twin Johnson 48 specials after replacing old Non Tinned which had corroded on the inside of cables reducing the current by 50 percent. now I have quick starts
What gauge of wire do I use for my battery Perko battery switch?
that is only answered when the knowledge of how many amps your electrical devices draw, and the distance from the battery to the devices.most manufacturers use at least 4 guage or larger...if the run isnt longer than maybe 12 feet, and the devices are not drawing LOTS of power...like electro- hydraulic pumps and winches.going larger wont hurt, it just costs more...going too small can be worse. because your devices dont work AND you have to go buy new wire...so the first purchase is wasted!bob
There's no simple answer because it depends on the size of the battery bank(s), the amperage draw of all the devices attached to the battery switch and/or circuit panels downstream from the battery switch, and the length of the cable run from the battery switch to the distribution panel (and back). A rough rule of thumb would be nothing smaller than your battery cables, assuming that they are sized correctly and the cable run is less than 5'.Best thing to do would be to go to Nigel Calder's "Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual" and figure out the proper sizing for your installation.
Good quality cable
Good quality cable for great trolling motor or other power requirements.
6 Gauge Marine Tinned Battery Cable - (Red, Black and Yellow)