Understanding Individually Tinned Conductors in Boat Battery Cable

It’s not unusual for boat battery cables to be constructed of copper, but they have a special property that enables them to withstand the harsh conditions they work in. Nautical battery cables seem silver whether you’ve done your marine wiring or merely checked them out at an electrical supply store. However, they are not silver. … Read more

600 Volt Wire: Questions, Answered

Have you ever wondered what voltage rating is or what sorts of implications it carries when performing wiring? One of the most common all-purpose building wire ratings is for 600-volt wire, also written as 600V wire. But what does this mean, and why is it important? What Is Voltage?Voltage is more properly termed electrical potential. … Read more

AWG and Electrical Wire: What It Means, Why It Matters

Apparently, there are some that believe that the “size” or “thickness” of a wire is mostly associated with physical tensile strength, and not as relevant to electrical, current-carrying potential. This could not be further from the truth. Not to mince words, though – the thicker the wire, the stronger it will be. That’s a matter … Read more