Bee Wire's Battery Cables are made of 100% copper conductor wire. It has a full-gauge stranded copper core, flexible for easy installation and allows maximum current for quick starting.Bee Wire & Cable manufactures their own cables in Ontario, California.
Gauge Size : 4/0 AWG ( 0000 Gauge ) Copper Strand Count : 588 Approx. Weight per Foot : 0.78 pounds Outside Dimensions : 0.750 inches (includes insulation) Insulation Color : Black Insulation Type : PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) Rated for Use with : 50 Volts or less
If you require a higher voltage rating, please check out our Welding Cable Section .
For information on the differences, please see below in the "What's the difference?" section.
FEATURESPVC INSULATION SPECIFICATIONS
Annealed soft rope stranded copper PVC Insulation Rated for 50 Volts or less Temperature Rating of 80°C (176°F)
PVC is the abbreviation for : Polyvinyl Chloride.What's the difference of Battery Cable vs Welding Cable?
Crack protection in cold weather. Abrasion Resistance Oil Resistance Acid Resistance Flame Resistance Chemical Resistance
The quick and easy of it all, is that Battery Cable is less flexible, but with it's stiffness, comes durability. The hard PVC insulation can stand up to more than the welding cable's soft & pliable Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulation. It's also cheaper, due to the low-cost of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and due to it utilizes thicker copper strands, which take less money to create. Battery Cable, due to it's PVC protection and cost, has become widely known as the automotive staple. It does the job at the lowest (most effective) cost point. Max voltage rating of Battery Cable is 50 volts or less.
Welding cable (for most concerns) is simply a very flexible "battery" cable. It's soft & pliable Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer (EPDM) Insulation isn't as robust as PVC, but it still holds it's own in the automotive world. It is also composed of many, MANY more copper strands, that are much thinner than the standard battery cable, giving it much more flexibility. In essence, it loses some protection points, but gains flexibility. However, due to the insulation cost, and the cost to make the copper strands thinner, it of course costs more money. In the end of things, people tend to purchase Welding Cable when they really need the wire to be flexible, for cutting around tight corners and the like. The voltage rating of Welding Cable is also MUCH higher, sitting at a Max of 600 volts.
Which should you buy? Honestly, the one that gets the job done. You're not going to get a "Performance Boost" from this choice, it's more simply down to the choice of "will my cable bend the way I need it to?" And make sure the cable will handle the voltage your working with!
If you're unsure of which cable to get, please by all means give us a call at 888-562-9501 or fill out a feedback form, and we'll try to help you make the best choice for your project, and your wallet.
Bee Wire & Cable was established in 1979 and has since then, been a private company for creating Wire and Cables in California. Growing to become a major supplier and manufacturer of wire for all fields, Bee Wire & Cable has been excelling in their area of expertise, with their main goal never changing; to become one of the best manufacturers and suppliers of Primary Wire in the United States.
|Product Name||Bee Wire & Cable : 4/0 Black Starting/Battery Cable (Per Foot)|
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