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Where to Buy Battery Cabling
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Hey Fam,

Been looking to make permanent my test setup now that the Winter is upon Us Canucks.    I'm looking for where is a good Place to get my 2/0 and 4/0 wire.   Any experienced specifically in Canada but I can also order from the US as I have the ability to get stuff shipped about 45 in from here in the states and pick it up.

Looking for Quality wire for a good price.  Most of the crap I see on Amazon has been Copped Coated Aluminum (CCA) and while better than straight Aluminum I would need to go up to 4/0 for my 24V 2.4kW Inverter   and I'd rather use the 2/0 I actually need.
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Search for welding cable - it's copper, none of that CCA crap. The two big sellers I routinely use for my project are Temco and ACDCWireAndSupply.

I see Temco does ship to Canada - https://ebay.to/2IRU9u2 (I buy all of my copper lugs here)
I don't think ACDCWire does, but here it is - https://ebay.to/33sCNvr (I bought most of my cabling here)

I did look briefly on ebay.ca but did not see any Canadian sellers of 4/0, just the same Temco came up as well.

Edit: They both have 2/0 as well, and pretty much all other sizes.
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#3
And what about make it yourself?
like how the most if not all of us are making there busbars? but than longer?
Slide it into some gardenhose?
or is this a stupid thought?
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(10-14-2019, 11:43 AM)mike Wrote: Search for welding cable - it's copper, none of that CCA crap. The two big sellers I routinely use for my project are Temco and ACDCWireAndSupply.

I see Temco does ship to Canada - https://ebay.to/2IRU9u2 (I buy all my copper lugs here)
I don't think ACDCWire does, but here it is - https://ebay.to/33sCNvr (I bought most of my cabling here)

I did look briefly on ebay.ca but did not see any Canadian sellers of 4/0, just the same Temco came up as well.

Edit: They both have 2/0 as well, and pretty much all other sizes.

Thanks mike good Idea.  I'll look into welding cable!!!

(10-14-2019, 03:30 PM)100kwh-hunter Wrote: And what about make it yourself?
like how the most if not all of us are making there busbars? but than longer?
Slide it into some gardenhose?
or is this a stupid thought?
Bus bars are rigid i would want super flexable
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#5
I buy Temco welding cable and crimp lugs... Never had a problem with it, works great.
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(10-14-2019, 03:30 PM)100kwh-hunter Wrote: And what about make it yourself?
Slide it into some gardenhose?

(10-14-2019, 03:30 PM)100kwh-hunter Wrote: this a stupid thought?

Smile Smile
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I ordered my battery bank hookup wire (2/0 guage) from ebay.com:
Battery Cable Pure Copper Power Wire 1/0 or 2/0 Gauge AWG Made in USA SAE J1127 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/302318840814
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(10-15-2019, 02:41 AM)OffGridInTheCity Wrote: I ordered my battery bank hookup wire (2/0 guage)  from ebay.com:
Battery Cable Pure Copper Power Wire 1/0 or 2/0 Gauge AWG Made in USA SAE J1127  -  https://www.ebay.com/itm/302318840814

Thanks.    Now that I found welding cable is all Copper it has taken the guess work out of it .    And this look like nice cable too.   How is it for flexbility
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(10-15-2019, 12:59 PM)jdeadman Wrote: Thanks.    Now that I found welding cable is all Copper it has taken the guess work out of it .    And this look like nice cable too.   How is it for flexbility

The welding cable is fine-stranded which makes it very flexible. It's not like the THHN home wiring that's stiff and hard to bend. This is one of the primary reasons I use it over THHN.
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Could you imagine if someone welding without flexible cable =)

It would be quite irritating to be said person.
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