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Old 03-04-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
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Is it worth getting flexible wire

looking at this stuff to wire my batteries bank / inverter
It is very close to what i can get normal 2/0 wire for. Thoughts?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/30-2-0-HIGH...G/292531597845
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:49 PM   #2
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Yes it is, regular 2/0 is pretty hard to bend
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Old 03-04-2019, 03:28 PM   #3
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Welding wire is the good stuff IMO.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:09 PM   #4
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You will appreciate the flexibility and more surface area for current to travel, less resistance than regular 2ott.


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Old 03-04-2019, 04:20 PM   #5
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The last install I did, the bus owner provided most of the materials.

He provided "ultraflex" 2/0 for the battery and inverter.

It was awesome! It is somewhat more expensive but I think that it is definitely worth it.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:32 PM   #6
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Anything exposed to the elements I only use marine grade UL1426 **tinned** copper wire and top notch marine crimp terminals.

Welding wire is not tinned, will wick water like a sponge and then corrode like crazy.
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Old 03-04-2019, 04:34 PM   #7
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Fantastic, that is what I am gong to go with.
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