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people using welding wire for amp wire?

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Topic: people using welding wire for amp wire?

Posted By: still_walkin
Subject: people using welding wire for amp wire?
Date Posted: February 10, 2016 at 9:01 PM

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 By: soundnsecurity
Date Posted: February 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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.




Posted By: still_walkin
Date Posted: February 11, 2016 at 11:53 AM
gotcha so other than cost not worth it. or is there more positives to it

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1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"




Posted By: DYohn
Date Posted: February 11, 2016 at 2:46 PM
Wire is wire.

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Posted By: still_walkin
Date Posted: February 11, 2016 at 2:51 PM
not when it comes to cheap wire

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1993 sdv
Alpine 4x6 6x9 5 1/4 swr-10d4
alpine v60
12.5 VGA flip down
Nettop pc w/10" touch screen
78nova
5-re audio 5x7 ,10" sub &
Xtx-500.5
"Take the faceplate off get the jumperpack"




Posted By: Ween
Date Posted: February 11, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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.
Mark




Posted By: forbidden
Date Posted: February 15, 2016 at 12:25 AM
Nothing wrong with a good quality welding cable at all.

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Posted By: 5215
Date Posted: March 18, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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.




Posted By: series vii
Date Posted: March 29, 2016 at 10:43 AM
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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