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Posted: February 10, 2016 at 9:01 PM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote still_walkin
I been on some threads and some fb pages and some guys are using welding wire as amp wire . I never heard of this but I've been away from tje car stereo world for some time .so is this a new thing or what. I alwas been a stinger wire guy. thoughts
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Posted: February 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote soundnsecurity
people started using welding cable because it's solid copper and you can get large sizes without the huge name brand mark up, but its not as flexible either.
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Posted: February 11, 2016 at 11:53 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote still_walkin
gotcha so other than cost not worth it. or is there more positives to it
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not when it comes to cheap wire
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My experience with welding cable is that IT IS as flexible as most autosound specific power cable ... roughly 1000 strands for 1/0AWG cable. And if you happen to have a welding supply store in your area, typically less expensive.
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Nothing wrong with a good quality welding cable at all.
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Yeah brother, feel confident if you choose to use welding cable. It's more strictly governed by the AWG (American Wire Gauge) standards so you are getting a true wire size. So many car audio brands label as 0 awg but its more like 4 awg. Nothing wrong with welding cable and like others have said it's generally more reasonably priced.
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Posted: March 29, 2016 at 10:43 AM / IP Logged Link to Post Post Reply Quote series vii
In the early days, welding cable was all you could find. Both the audio guys and the Ham radio folks were using the large flexible stuff. Circuit breakers, crimps, wire etc you would go see Ron over at Wrangler Power products, down the street was PPI, a couple of miles from Orion and not far was Fosgate soon to be RF. Boat supply houses sometimes had stuff but choices were limited. Phoenix Gold, Stinger and Streetwires were just starting to show up.
Amps would come with wiring kits then. I can't remember if it was Fosgate, Orion or both would ship Carol Super Vu-tron welding cable for anything 4 AWG or larger and was usually orange. I have 1/0Awg Vu-Tron from the early 80's still in use today. No oxidation, still flexible and the jacket is as tough as ever.

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