[Healeys] long battery cable

Michael Oritt michael.oritt at gmail.com
Thu May 19 15:51:20 MDT 2022


Not by a longshot.  Marine cable is thicker in OD than most battery or
welding cable gauge for gauge as the jacketting is heavier and the strands
themselves are heavier as well: the strands are tinned and there are less
of them but they are of larger OD, making for a somewhat increased diameter
for the wire bundle even before the heavier jacketing.  I have marine
battery cables and wire on my car.

Best--Michael Oritt

On Thu, May 19, 2022 at 5:42 PM i erbs via Healeys <healeys at autox.team.net>

> so I decided to replace my long battery cable. I bought what was purported
> to be 4 gauge wire, but it looked kinda thin, so I decided to buy some
> marine grade cable with the starter end crimped. It came as a much bigger
> cable about the size of my thumb in diameter.  I was planning to replace
> all of the p clips with coated ones as it rubbed the insulation off. So am
> I out $100 on a too thick cable?
> [image: image.png]
> Ira Erbs
> Milwaukie,OR
>       _______                                  _______
>      (______ \____1959 BN4____/ _______)
>          (_________________________)
>           BT7 engine and disk brakes
> 1967 MGB  [image: MG]
> A racing car is an animal with a thousand adjustments. Mario Andretti
> Please excuse random auto corrects and misspelled words
> _______________________________________________
> Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html
> Suggested annual donation  $12.75
> Archive: http://www.team.net/pipermail/healeys
> http://autox.team.net/archive/healeys
> Healeys at autox.team.net
> http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/healeys
> Unsubscribe/Manage:
> http://autox.team.net/mailman/options/healeys/michael.oritt@gmail.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20220519/9c80c252/attachment-0001.htm>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image.png
Type: image/png
Size: 2281218 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://autox.team.net/pipermail/healeys/attachments/20220519/9c80c252/attachment-0001.png>

More information about the Healeys mailing list