2 GAUGE (2 AWG) CUSTOM MADE BATTERY CABLE ASSEMBLY
Made from our premium Flexible Multi-Rated UL Listed Battery Cable which is pure OFC copper, Made in the USA and full copper AWG wire gauge size. You choose your color, length and cable ends from the options above near the purchase buttons. The copper lugs (ring terminals) as well as the copper top post positive and negative battery terminals feature a tin plating which is resistant to corrosion and it superior to bare copper terminals.
The copper connectors are crimped to the battery cable using the UL approved crimping tool as specified by the manufacturer. We then seal the connection point with adhesive heat shrink tubing in the color to match the cable. The heat shrink has a melt-able glue lining to help seal your cable from air and moisture.
This cable carries multiple ratings in one wire:
- UL MTW Machine Tool Wire
- UL1426 BC5-W2 Boat Cable ABYC and USCG Approved for use on boats
- UL THW Building Wire Meeting NEC Code for building wire
- UL AWM Styles 1232/1283/1337/10070 Rated 600V
- UL AWM Style 10269 Rated 1000V
- UL VW-1 Flame Rating
- RoHS Compliant
- SAE J1127 SGT Automotive Battery Cable
- PVC Jacket is Very Resistant to Oil, Water, Acid, Gas, Tears and Abrasions
- The Jacket Insulation Meets UL VW1 Flame Resistance Rating
- Annealed Pure Electrolytic Copper with Class K (Type III) Rope Lay for flexibility
- FULL AWG Copper Content
- MADE IN THE USA
ABOUT THE WIRE USED:
This 2 AWG Gauge multi-rated battery cable is specially designed to meet the demands of various environments while staying extremely flexible. Full AWG sized OFC copper conductor made from pure annealed electrolytic copper, will you get maximum power. The PVC jacket compound is specially formulated to resist chemicals, water, abrasions, oil, sunlight and is rated water resistant 75C Wet and 105C Dry (BC5-W2). This cable is rated up to 1000 Volts as AWM 10269 and 600V as the other wire types. Suitable for use in automotive applications, solar battery bank wiring, power inverter battery cables, marine battery cables, NEC Code wiring situations and many other applications calling for a durable yet flexible battery cable. The battery cables meet the requirements of SAE J1127 Type SGT as well as UL1426 BC5-W2 making them ABYC and US Coast Guard approved for boat and marine use.
BENEFITS OVER WELDING CABLE:
Full AWG Size OFC Copper Conductor
UL Listed - Quality Strictly Controlled
Superior Oil Resistance of PVC where EPDM on many welding cables is a poor insulator against oil
SAE Rated for Automotive and Marine Uses
UL Listed as water resistant
Meets NEC Code requirements
BENEFITS OVER CCA POWER WIRE:
Our cable is Copper...REAL COPPER but watch out for other "CCA Cable" as CCA Means Copper Clad Aluminum so you'd be using Aluminum which is a poor conductor compared to this pure copper cable! You have to use larger sizes of aluminum CCA cable, approximately 2 sizes larger to get close to the same power delivery as real copper cable! If you care about maximum power use our cable!
Gauge Stranding Outside Diameter Weight per foot LBS
8 182 .270 in .054
6 266 .305 in .106
4 429 .350 in .160
2 676 .419 in .241
1 845 .490 in .315
1/0 1066 .530 in .391
2/0 1339 .579 in .478
4/0 2109 .695 in .735
For use as battery cables:
Table of Allowable Amperage for conductors 50V or less with 105C rating
Gauge Amps Outside of Engine Space Amps Inside of Engine Space
6 120 102
4 160 136
2 210 178
1 245 208
1/0 285 242
2/0 330 280
4/0 445 378
*All wire and cable amperage ratings are governed by the installation and not by the wire itself! There are different codes and suggestions in different installation environments so be sure to look into any codes or regulations covering your specific installation to determine the correct amperage ratings.
- Automotive Battery Cables
- Marine / Boat Battery Cables
- Solar Battery Bank Array
- Forklift Charging Cables
- Power Inverter Cables
- Welding Cable Leads
- Amplifier Wiring
- ...and many other uses
Final pointers on lug sizing....most threaded stud batteries will have either a 5/16 or 3/8 inch stud. Most of the time the negative will be 5/16 so if the positive is the same size it is also 5/16, but if your battery stud is larger on the positive it will most likely be a 3/8. There are exceptions to the rule so please contact the manufacturer or measure. You can search online for bolt sizing tables which will help.
If you have questions about cable sizing and whether this is the correct size feel free to send us a message and we will do our best to answer you or at a minimum steer you in the right direction.