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Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-06-2007, 6:05 PM Reply   
I am moving my battery from the port rear locker to the port storage up front. My question is the 15 foot run to the engine. The current cable is a 1/0 GA 105 degree SAE. Do I need to go to a 2/0, and if so where is the best place to buy a new cable.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-06-2007, 7:44 PM Reply   
2 ga is smaller than 1 ga.
Old    Dirty D (dkjbama92mariah)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-06-2007, 8:19 PM Reply   
He didnt say 2 ga. When he said 1/0 and 2/0, he's talking about 0 ga and 00 ga. Its is pronounce one-ought and two-ought. 2/0 IS larger than 1/0.

Rob, Increasing the length of the run should also include a corresponding increase increase in wire size. I'm pretty sure 2/0 should do the trick.
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-06-2007, 8:33 PM Reply   
Does anyone have a battery up front and if so what size wire? That should be like a 20 ft run.
Old    Charles (chas)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-06-2007, 8:54 PM Reply   
Just did a Malibu and it had 2/0 from the engine to the batt. Batt was in the front of boat.
Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-06-2007, 8:55 PM Reply   
Missed that one.
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-06-2007, 9:05 PM Reply   
Thanks taem that helps. Does cable need to be SAE?
Old    mike asch (mikea)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-07-2007, 1:36 PM Reply   
for cable try
Partsexpress.com

I purchased cable and fittings from them, but it is local for me.
Old    Dirty D (dkjbama92mariah)      Join Date: Dec 2005       04-07-2007, 2:52 PM Reply   
If you want to do it the RIGHT way. You should use marine grade tinned copper wire. Regular copper is prone to corrosion in a marine environment. Tinned copper wire is definitely more expensive.

I'm not saying you HAVE to, but it should be something you at least consider.

Dirty
Old    sydwayz (sydwayz)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-08-2007, 12:30 AM Reply   
When I moved my battery up front, I used 2/0 welding cable. Copper tinned and mass amounts of stands.
Old    Rob Cates (hemihauler)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-08-2007, 5:37 PM Reply   
Battery moved successfully, thanks for everyones help.

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