Custom Marine Battery Cable Manufacturer in China

Honest Cable is a professional manufacturer of marine battery cable which are type III cable that is flexible. These are designed to meet SAE, UL, ABYC, and other coast guard requirements.

Marine Battery Cable

Marine Battery cables are designed which can able to survive different environmental conditions. These are made from fine-stranded copper or type III stranding that is safe, resistant to corrosion, and can help to secure operations for many years.  This marine battery cable is approved by ULI426, USCG, and ABYC with 105C ratings.

We can offer customizes marine battery cables in styles, designs, colors, and AWG gauge sizes to meet your specific requirements.

Below are the table of allowable Ampere for conductor: ‘

Gauge  AMPS Outside of Engine Space AMPS Inside of Engine Space
4/0445378
1/0285242
2/0330280
88068
6120102
2210178
4160136
1245208

 

Red Marine Battery Cable

We manufactured a red marine battery cable than can stand for up to 150 degrees Celsius. These are ultra-flexible wires that can fit in different applications.

Wire Black Marine Battery Cable

The wire black marine battery cable can be used for AC 50 voltage and DC 120 voltage. These are applicable to use for automotive wiring.

Green Marine Battery Cable

We offer green color marine battery cables that the conductor is made from copper materials. It can stand at more than 185+ degrees Celsius.

Yellow Marine Battery Cable

Our yellow marine battery cable is a waterproof submersible cable. It is made from PVC insulation materials and is available in round or flat shapes.

12 V Marine Battery Cable

The 12v marine battery cable is commonly found on vehicles. It is available in different colors such as blue, black, yellow, and even customize.

24 V Marine Battery Cable

Honest Cable 24V marine battery cable has a conductor of soft bare copper, tinned copper, and aluminum. It can stand for different environmental elements.

Advantages when Choosing Honest Cable as Your Trusted Supplier

Competitive Price
Competitive Price

Honest Cable manufactured a marine battery cable with the help of advanced technology to make it more strong to use for different application. You can purchase it for an affordable price.

Secure Payment Method
Secure Payment Method

we can assure you that the payment methods are very easy and secure. Honest Cable can do a step process in terms of payments such as end-to-end encryption to online payments.

Fast Shipping
Fast Shipping

Aside from being affordable, we can do fast delivery worldwide. Honest cable rest assured that you can get your marine electrical for the exact day and time that you needed.

24 Hours Quality Services
24 Hours Quality Services

We are 24/7 online that’s why we can able to answer all your quires for our marine battery cable. Honest cable has a professional team with the quality services that you needed.

Specification of Marine Battery Cable

Gauge  Stranding Outside DiametersLBS Weight Per Foot
4/02109.735 in.826
1/01064.565 in.424
2/01330.655 in.530
8168.270 in.080
6266.340 in.123
2665.475 in.285
4420.405 in.185
1836.520 in.344
Specification of Marine Battery Cable
Why Choose Marine Battery Cable from Honest Cable

Why Choose Marine Battery Cable from Honest Cable

For more than three decades of manufacturing, we ensure to provide a quality and durable marine battery cable to meet the demand application for different industries, especially automotive. All of these cables are made from premium marine grades tinned copper such as UL 1426 which are pure OFC copper materials.

The copper connector are designed to feet on different Voltages of batteries. This is UL-approved crimping as specified by Honest Cable company.  We can provide a stop solution of marine battery cable to meet your specific requirements.

Certifications

Our marine battery cable has passed the standard certifications. Some of these are the following below:

  • 1426 BC-5W2
  • 1282/1283 ( 6-2AWG )
  • CSA ( TEW )
  • 33 CPR 183.401
  • 1232/1284
  • E-11.14
  • ISO 9001 and many more.
Certifications

Honest Cable – Your leading Supplier of Marine Battery Cable in China

Marine Battery Cable for Different Environmental Elements

Our marine battery cables are manufactured and designed to survive in different environmental conditions such as:

  • Moisture Resistance
  • Acid Resistance
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Oil Resistance
  • Gasoline Resistance
  • Alkali Resistance
  • Flame Resistance
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Flexible and resistant to vibrations etc. ‘
Various Industry that Marine Battery Cable are Applicable

Honest Cable offers marine battery cables which are versatile to meet the demand application for different industries.  Below are some of these:

  • Automotive
  • Database
  • Equipment
  • Solar
  • Audio
  • RV’s
  • Golf Cart
  • Marine
  • Communications and other applications

 

 

Marine Battery Cable – The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Welcome to the FAQ’s page for Marine Battery Cable.

Today’s feature will give you a detailed guide on marine battery cables, their kinds, their materials, and everything else you wish to know.

So, Let’s dive into it!

1. What Is Marine Battery Cable?

Marine battery cable is the kind of cable made specifically for the marine part of the earth.

These are heavy-duty cables made up of the finest quality material to weather all the harsh marine conditions.

These cables are supposed to overcome the vibrations and stress, and for that purpose, they’re made up of Polyurethane to be flexible enough to sustain all the bending when the machine moves.

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Made up of tin-plated copper, these cables can easily resist oil, fuel, moisture, fire, flame, and all the harsh circumstances.

As it contains more copper than a regular cable, it carries more current.

In addition to that, the insulating jacket is used to make these cables tough enough to provide permanence, stability, and endurance.

Marine battery cable

 Marine battery cable

2. What Gauge Is Marine Battery Cable?

The best and most suitable gauge for marine battery cable is:

  • 6 Gauge (AWG):

6 Gauge Marine Battery Cable is just like a 4-gauge marine battery cable.

Highly flexible and has high endurance level and resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc. It has a diameter of 0.28 inches.

  • 4 Gauge (AWG)

4 Gauge Marine Battery Cable is also used as Marine battery cable.

It is made up of a copper conductor with a tin coating to resist corrosion.

Moreover, it is resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc.

It has a diameter of 0.33 inches.

  • 2 Gauge (AWG)

2 Gauge Marine Battery Cable is the same as 4 gauge and 6-gauge marine cable.

Highly flexible and has high endurance level and resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc. It has a diameter of 0.45 inches.

All of these three gauges have the same characteristics and main function of connecting the battery to the isolating switch.

3. What Things to Consider While Choosing the Correct Marine Wire Size?

When it comes to wiring, the right size of wire is extremely important to deliver its best performance and guarantee safety.

Being oversized or undersized can compromise the quality of performance and be very risky as it will not get the required power.

To measure the perfect size of the wire, you must know it’s:

  • Current carrying capacity
  • Voltage Regulation
  • Short circuit withstanding capacity

4. What is the Use of Marine Battery Cable?

As the name suggests, marine battery cables are specifically designed for the marine environment and are used there.

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They are designed in such a way to be durable and resistant to marine environmental changes.

These cables are used in:

  1. Fixed electrical wiring of ships, submarines, boats, etc., to power these vehicles.
  2. Fixed electrical wiring inshore stations or offshore platforms.
  3. The wires in the cable also provide the facility of lighting.

Lighting is extremely important as the marine area is dark, and ship needs radar for its navigation, and nothing is visible in the darkness.

 Marine battery cable

Marine battery cable

5. What Is Marine Battery Cable Size Chart?

In order to achieve perfect performance, the size of cables must be your foremost priority.

If the cable is larger than required, then the flow of current will be disturbed, and you will not get your desired result.

As a result, it will cause a large voltage drop.

Other than that, if the size of the cable is short, it will increase electrical resistance, eventually causing fire and a short circuit.

Marine Battery Cable Size Chart

Marine Battery Cable Size Chart

6. What Is the Insulation Proprietary of Marine Battery Cables?

Marine battery cables are made up of tin-plated copper.

Along with that, high-quality Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is used for insulation.

This PVC insulation provides resistance against flame, chemicals, acids, alkalis, and oil, etc.

It has great longevity and endurance to fight off the harsh circumstances.

Moreover, it has improved resistance to temperature.

PVC insulation

 PVC Insulation

PVC is great for providing resistance against water.

To say PVC insulation provides a very strong layer of protection to the cable is an understatement because it does much more than that.

7. How to Choose the Color of Insulation?

Every different color has a different purpose.

Especially in the case of wires/cables, to choose the right wire, you must look out for its color and know the purpose of every color.

Hence, it will be easier for you to identify the kind of wire.

Some of the colors and their uses are as follows

ColorUse
Black/yellowNegative connection
RedTo power battery
Light blueTo provide oil pressure to gauge
TanFor water temperature
GreenGeneral use
PinkSends fuel to gauge
PurpleFor ignition switch
OrangeTo connect the panel to switch

8. What Makes Marine Battery Cables Better?

The fine quality material used in marine battery cables makes it better.

They make it strong enough to withstand the environmental changes in marine surroundings.

In copper, the outermost shell is half-filled, which makes it stable, giving it an edge over the others as it carries the most number of electrons, electric current.

The continuous flow of electric current will give sufficient energy to power the cables.

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Moreover, to overcome the incapabilities of copper, it is covered with tin, which safeguards it against moisture, wetness, or humidity.

Other cables do not have this facility of Tin, which ultimately makes Marine Battery Cables better.,

The larger size, ductility, flexibility of marine battery cable is exceptional.

The PVS insulation is also installed in marine battery cables in such a tight way to prevent any moisture or electrical leakage.

Tinned Copper

Tinned Copper

9. How to Determine the Required Cable Size?

The size of the Shipboard cable is measured just like an ordinary basic cable.

Resistance

In order to calculate the resistance, divide the voltage of the cable by the current flowing in it.

R= V/I

By using this formula, you will get the resistance in ohm represented as .

For example: If you have 150 volts running through 50 amperes, then resistance will be:

R= 150/50

R= 3Ω

Cross-sectional Area

To measure the area, simply multiply the resistivity of the material used in the cable with the length of the cable.

For example, Aluminum has a resistivity of 2.7 x 10-8 Ωm. If the length of cable is 40,000 meters, then;

2.7 x 10-8*40,000 = 1.08 x 10-3Ωm2

Then divide your answer by the resistance you calculated:

1.08 x 10-3/3= 3.6 x 10-4m2

Radius

To measure the radius, divide the calculated area by π.

=3.6 x 10-4/3.142= 1.145 x 10-4m

Inches

Now to convert it into inches, just simply multiply your answer by 39.37.

(1.145 x 10-4) *39.37

= 4.51 x 10-3inch

Thickness

Now, just multiply your answer by 2.

(4.51 x 10-3) *2

=9.02 x 10-3 inch

And there you have the size of your cable

10. What Is the Manufacturing Process of Marine Battery Cables?

Selecting the right materials:

It starts by selecting high-quality materials.

This is the most crucial step.

The quality of materials matters a lot to make the end product stronger and durable.

If you do not use the right material, you will not get success in your task.

Tinning the copper

Then comes the step of tinning of stranded wires of copper (coating tin over copper).

This creates an additional layer to protect against corrosion and increases the current carrying capacity of copper, making the copper tougher, effectual, and hard-wearing.

Copper can handle a great load of current, being highly resistant to heat to eliminate the chances of hazardous loss. But it is not resistant to water.

For this purpose, it is coated with tin, which protects its surface against oxygen and water.

This is why tinning of copper is done in Marine Battery Cables, to protect copper against corrosion and weakening.

Adding insulation

Polyvinyl chloride is a versatile material.

High-quality PVC insulation is used and installed in the cable very carefully, leaving no room for leakage, air, salt, or moisture.

It makes the cable resistant against chemicals, acids, gasoline, alkalis flame, and other hazardous substances.

Marine Battery with Cables

Marine Battery with Cables

11. What Are the Advantages of Using Marine Battery Cables?

As the name says, “Marine,” it is made for the marine environment and equipment related to the marine area.

It is specifically designed for marine or marine-related items.

  • It offers flexibility, which makes your boat easily glide on the water and makes it safer for you.
  • Being made up of copper, it provides a high level of conductivity. It carries more copper than any other cable, which means 10-15% greater current carrying capacity than other wires/cables.
  • The extra layer of tin provides 100% protection against corrosion, which is not found in other cables.
  • Other than that, it is very durable and long-lasting as the materials used of fine quality.

12. What Are Marine Battery Cable Ends Made of?

High-quality material with great precision is used in Marine Battery Cable.

The cable terminals are made up of tin-coated copper.

This provides the maximum amount of current to flow.

 terminal covers

 Terminal Covers

As shown in the picture above, these are terminal covers that are used to prevent overheating from the continuous flow of current.

As the wire used is made up of copper is an excellent conductor; it has a great flow of current.

For this purpose, these terminals are non-conductor to stabilize extra flow and protect the cable from short circuits.

These terminal covers are available in different sizes and colors, and as said before, every color represents something.

13. What is Standard Marine Battery Cable Assembly?

Standard Marine Battery Cable Assembly is

  • 3/8” lug connector on each end
  • 5/16” lug connector on each end

Some marine battery cable terminals have “boots” to provide them extra protection.

14. What Are Premade Marine Battery Cables?

Premade Marine Battery Cables are faster than ordinary marine cables to power up the machine instantly.

They are fast power suppliers and also called “Quick Cable.”

Like every other Marine Battery cable, it guarantees durability, longevity, and flexibility.

It is made up of copper with a coating of tin.

But the length of the Premade cable is fixed and not customizable.

You cannot shorten it because the electrons flowing in it are already very fast, which will increase the chances of a short circuit in the short cable.

Premade cable

Premade Marine Battery Cables

15. Why Is Marine Battery Cable Tinned?

Copper is famous for providing resistance against corrosion but fails to do so in a humid or damp environment.

In that situation, it begins to oxidize.

Oxidization of copper will make it weaker.

In order to save that, electroplating of copper with tin is done, that is, coating of tin over copper, as tin provides resistance against corrosion even in wet surroundings.

This is because tin is a less reactive metal that acts as a barrier to water and oxygen, protecting the material against oxidation and hence, corrosion.

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Other automotive wires are made up of copper.

The electroplating of tin over copper gives marine battery cables an edge over the automotive cables.

16. What Are Marine Battery Cable Connectors?

Cable connectors are cable terminals that attach to the battery.

The cable terminals are made up of tin-coated copper.

This provides the maximum amount of current to flow.

Copper being an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, allows maximum current to flow.

Copper is plated with tin (in insulator), which protects the copper from corrosion.

Tin plating is necessary because you are using a marine battery cable, and copper cannot withstand a damp or humid environment.

So tin covers copper to protect it against oxidation.

 Cable Connector

Cable Connector

17. What Is 4 Gauge Marine Battery Cable?

4 Gauge Marine Battery Cable is also used as Marine battery cable.

It is made up of a copper conductor with a tin coating to resist corrosion.

Moreover, it is resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc.

It can carry a maximum of 600V with a standard marine cable temperature rating (105 degrees Celsius dry; 75 degrees Celsius; wet).

It has a diameter of 0.33 inches.

Use: It is used to connect the battery to the isolating switch.

 4 Gauge Marine Battery Cable

 4 Gauge Marine Battery Cable

18. What Is 6 Gauge Marine Battery Cable?

6 Gauge Marine Battery Cable is just like a 4-gauge marine battery cable.

Highly flexible and has high endurance level and resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc.

Its voltage withstanding capacity is 600V (like 4-gauge) with standard marine cable temperature rating (105 degrees Celsius dry; 75 degrees Celsius; wet).

It has a diameter of 0.28 inches.

Use: It is used to connect the battery to the isolating switch.

 6 Gauge Marine Battery Cable

6 Gauge Marine Battery Cable

19. What Is 2 Gauge Marine Battery Cable?

2 Gauge Marine Battery Cable is the same as 4 gauge and 6-gauge marine cable.

Highly flexible and has high endurance level and resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc.

Its voltage withstanding capacity is 600V (like6-gauge and 4-gauge) with standard marine cable temperature rating (105 degrees Celsius dry; 75 degrees Celsius; wet).

It has a diameter of 0.45 inches.

Use: It is used to connect the battery to the isolating switch.

 2 Gauge Marine Battery Cable

2 Gauge Marine Battery Cable

20. What Is Marine Cable Wire?

Marine cable wire is the wire of cable that is specifically made for the marine environment.

It is manufactured according to IEC 60092.

It is a copper wire electroplated with tin.

These high-quality materials protect it against corrosion and make it resistant to abrasion, oils, chemicals, acids, alkalis, fuel, flame, etc.

Marine Wires

Marine Wires

These wires are used in all marine electric tasks like:

The cables are installed in boats, ships, submarines, etc., for control, power, communication, and circuits, etc.

This cable has a variety of wires specialized for different purposes.

 Shipboard Cables

Shipboard Cables

  • Marine battery cable:

Marine battery cable is the kind of cable made specifically for the marine part of the earth.

These are heavy-duty cables made up of the finest quality material to weather all the harsh marine conditions.

Marine cables are found underwater, in sea or ocean, and on land.

These cables are very strong and tough that can easily work in an extremely wet or dry environment.

They are usually found underwater, i.e., “submarine cables” for telecommunication purposes.

Moreover, they are also fitted in some stations found on land to carry and detect the signals.

Submarine cables

 Submarine cables

21. How to Connect Wires to A Marine Battery Properly?

Connecting wires to a marine battery are as easy as it seems.

Just take the ring terminals and place them on the battery (the best way is to place your smallest ring terminal at the bottom and the main battery cable at the top).

Then place a self-locking nut over the ring terminal.

Take a wrench and tighten the self-locking nut on the ring terminal.

And there you have your wire connected to the battery.

Connect Wires to A Marine Battery Properly

Connect Wires to A Marine Battery Properly

22. How to Crimp Lug Terminals On to Marine Battery Cables?

Crimper is a very compact tool designed to crimp your item in a “hex” style crimp, which will give you sufficient electrical conductivity.

 Crimp Lug Terminals

Crimp Lug Terminals

The sizer of the crimper can be varied by rotating the dials while pressing the string.

Now put the lug of the wire in between the dials and close the jaws, and release.

There you have your crimped lug terminal.

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23. How to Install a Marine Battery in Boat?

The first and foremost step is to find a dry place for your battery to save it from dampness and moisture.

Then place the switch of the battery in a dry place too.

Then you need three cables; (positive and negative). Scrap off the casing of wire to expose some part of it and attach lugs to it when you’re done with cutting off the heat shrink.

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Crimp the lugs and put on the heat, shrink over it again and use some heat gun to melt it and fix it.

Cover the ends of the wire with an insulating tape or terminal covers to avoid short circuit.

Then connect the wires with your battery.

There you have your battery in the boat installed. Turn on the switch to operate it.

24. Can One Make Custom Length Battery Cable for The Boat?

Yes, you can definitely make custom length battery cable for both.

For that, scrap off the casing of wire to expose some part of it and attach lugs to it when you’re done with cutting off the heat shrink.

Crimp the lugs and put on the heat, shrink over it again and use some heat gun to melt it and fix it.

 Custom Length Battery Cable

Custom Length Battery Cable

25. What Is Marine Battery Cable Made of?

The high-quality material used in marine battery cables are:

  • Tin:

Tin is a coating over copper that protects the copper from corrosion.

Other than that, it provides ductility and a better contact surface.

 TIN

Tin Battery Cable

  • Copper:

Copper can handle a great load of current, being highly resistant to heat to eliminate the chances of hazardous loss.

copper battery cable

Copper Battery Cable

  • Insulating Jackets:

Insulating jackets are used to make these cables tough enough to provide permanence, stability, and endurance.

Insulating Jackets

Insulating Jackets

Apart from the high-quality material used in the marine battery cable itself, the PVS insulation is installed in such a tight way to prevent any moisture or electrical leakage.

26. In What Gauge Marine Battery Cable Is Available?

Marine Battery Cable is available in the following gauges:

  • 8 gauge (AWG)
  • 6 gauge (AWG)
  • 4 gauge (AWG)
  • 2 gauge (AWG)
  • 1 gauge (AWG)
  • 1/0 gauge (AWG)
  • 2/0 gauge (AWG)
  • 4/0 gauge (AWG)

However, 6 gauge (AWG), 4 gauge (AWG), and 2 gauge (AWG) are most suitable for it.

 In What Gauge Marine Battery Cable Is Available

In What Gauge Marine Battery Cable Is Available

27. What Is the Temperature Rating of Marine Battery Cable?

Marine Battery cable can tolerate temperatures between -20 to 105 degrees Celsius.

According to the temperature rating, it is 60 degrees Celsius Oil, 75 degrees Celsius Wet and 105-degree Celsius dry.

The higher the temperature, the lesser will be its current carrying capacity, and the cable loses its tension.

The lower the temperature, the lesser will be its pliability, and the cable will lose its strength of ductility.

Marine battery cables are sensitive beyond a certain range, but it’s safe to say that these cables can survive in a wide range of temperatures.

Wire

Temperature Rating of Marine Battery Cable

 

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