Understanding the Qualities and Strength of Battery and Starter Cables for Automotive Use

17 May 2019

Maintenance-conscious car owners know a little about car battery cables. The red and black wires are as thick as an adult’s pinky finger. They’re made of stranded copper, which can be bent back easily when a new battery is installed. It’s the same with the engine starter, whose job it is to provide initial turning […]

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Automotive Wire: Understanding Single Core Low Tension Primary Wiring

01 May 2019

Low-tension electrical wires draw small voltages. By saying “tension,” cabling suppliers aren’t describing some mechanical feature. It’s an electrical power parameter, not a spec that describes a physical loading value. Let’s just make that point clear from the beginning. Left unheeded, such misunderstandings can confuse people. Anyway, now that that issue has been made clear, […]

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Guidelines on How to Choose the Right Kind of Electrical Cable

23 April 2019

First time off the blocks, cable selection guidelines were explored. Basic precepts were outlined. A framework of sorts was constructed so that you could recognize the electrical factors and material properties that affected a current as it was being transported. Now that some of the basic groundwork has been laid, you’re moving onward and upward. […]

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Understanding Electric Cables and Their Different Applications

17 April 2019

Electric cables carry current. In the metallic conductors, a certain amount of material resistivity attenuates the current, so an imperceptible heating effect occurs as the voltages and currents flow against the resistive wires. That’s just basic Ohms Law in action. It’s a simple description of a much more complex principle. Let’s add another layer of […]

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