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Looking for source of 10Ga Silicon Power Cords




 
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« on: January 07, 2019, 11:49:41 AM »

Does anyone have a good source for the silicon super flexible power cable wire in 10 GA?  $2 a foot seems a bit overpriced.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ABOPO2S/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Had a minor issue with my Flex 6500 on AM which I tracked down to a voltage drop between the power supply and the solid-state finals. Had a 1.4v drop which was attributed to minor oxidation on the internal fuse and a likely under rated power cord. Applied a small amount of conductive silver grease to the fuse and all connectors, and temporarily ran another power cord in parallel. Now only .1v drop
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 01:26:39 PM »

You might try eBay under "amp power wire" or the local Best Buy in the car stereo/booming bass section. The soon-to-be-deaf use a lot of 8, 4, even 1/0 power cable...

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 02:27:00 PM »

Home cheapo sells a 10 gauge flexible extension cord I've bought and cut up more than once....  Cheaper than 10 gauge romex but would NOT meet code inside a wall, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 09:26:28 AM »


I have the same problem with my Flex 5000. What you did to the connections is a good thing. I run my Flex with 15 volts DC out of the power supply. Flex uses a high side current sense resistor, and between that and the cables, expect at least 1 volt drop between the finals and the power supply.

Here is a good source, super flexible 8 awg red and black wires that go for $0.99 a foot:
https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/battery-cable/

If 12awg is good enough, here is a two wire pair for the same price ($15 for 15')"
https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/product/12-awg-jl-audio-speaker-wire/

Jim
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 04:34:56 PM »

Ok, so it looks like $1/ft/conductor is the going rate.Ordered it from Amazon and itís sitting home waiting for me. Thanks to all!
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 05:27:09 PM »

When shopping for low voltage wire, be careful that you're getting an all copper conductor. Some sell aluminum wire with a copper coating. They may not state that fact very clearly either. I bought heavy jumper cable at the local auto parts store as a source for heavy wire. Got it home, cut the clamp off, and yep, copper coated aluminum. Angry

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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 08:55:30 PM »

When shopping for low voltage wire, be careful that you're getting an all copper conductor. Some sell aluminum wire with a copper coating. They may not state that fact very clearly either. I bought heavy jumper cable at the local auto parts store as a source for heavy wire. Got it home, cut the clamp off, and yep, copper coated aluminum. Angry
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Don, The reason they are made that way is the cost is too high to do it right. Case in point:

https://ceautoelectricsupply.com/booster-cables-that-dont-suck/

I bought a set for my son. He can jump start a vehicle on a trailer from the tow vehicle with the battery up front. Worth every cent.

Jim
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2019, 07:14:27 AM »

Got the stuff I ordered. Very good quality. Worth the price. I made my Jumper cables from 2/0 welding cable. 40 years old - never failed me!
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