Where to buy heavy duty 12V cable

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:13
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I want to run 2 gauge 6 B&S (13.5 mm sq) cables from my alternator to my third battery in my camper. Wholesalers will sell me 30 metres but I only need 8. The usual retailers dont stock heavy cable. Where can I get 8 metres of 6B&S cable in Sydney?
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Reply By: Ray - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:19

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:19
Try Jaycar. I know that they carry 4B&S and 8B&S so perhaps they carry 6B&S.
I I used 4B&S for my wiring. It is basically HD speaker cable but is is multy strand.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:19

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:19
Jaycar.

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Follow Up By: ben_gv3 - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:29

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:29
Jaycar (or Altronics) don't carry 6AWG.

6AWG can be bought from ebay though.
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:30

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:30
Hi Mel D
Try this site, they will cut and deliver and even put the connectors on.
www.andersonpower.com.au
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Reply By: Member - Nolo (Brisbane) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:56

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 14:56
You can try ABR Sidewinder business member of Exploroz.

Here

He also does a Camper charge kit

Here

Good luck

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Reply By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:01

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:01
I got mine from an auto sparky.

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Reply By: Member - Carl- Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:24

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:24
Some supercheap stores carry it as well. The might be super but they are not always cheap as well.
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:35

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:35
Battery World (or similar establishments) should be able to supply what you require, (and terminate it for you if you so desire)..


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Reply By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:56

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 15:56
Whitworths marine have 6b/s cable at very good prices , you can also buy all the connectors, all good quality marine stuff.
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Reply By: DaveO*ST-R - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 16:14

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 16:14
I got mine through this ebay seller. You can get it in 6 or 10 metres, but I could not see 8 though. Never know !!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/6B-S-TWIN-CORE-CABLE-DUAL-BATTERY-SYSTEM-12V-x-10-METRES-/110816976831?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19cd34dfbf#ht_1177wt_1396

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Reply By: vk1dx - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 16:41

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 16:41
You should be able to get it from any electrical wholesale /retail supplier.

Try Google, the yellow pages or try this mob,

L&H Group (a Limited Partnership)

456 Lower Heidelberg Road,
Heidelberg 3084,
Victoria

ABN 19730 781 473

Phone +613 9243 3555

FAX +613 9455 2619

Or go to the nearest autoelectrician and ask them.

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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 19:10

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 19:10
Check out the boating chandleries. Like Whitworths. They have a number of stores in Sydney
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 20:03

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 20:03
Some poor responses above, you probably need to buy online. But you did give conflicting info in your original message - I'll assume you mean 6B&S (13mmsq) and not 2Ga.

Jaycar don't sell 6B&S - they sell 2,4 and 8Ga and none of it is tinned. But they do have 12Ga tinned.
Whitworths don't - they sell very nice 2Ga, 8Ga and 12Ga tinned marine cable but not 6B&S.
Electrical wholesalers don't either - they sell the really stiff solar stuff which is not good for RV.

Your best bet is EBay:
Derek Bester at sidewinder.com.au sells on EBay and has tinned 6B&S twin cable, or non-tinned cable with a blue wire for the brake controller.
Sidewinder cable link.

Other Ebay sellers have 6B&S. just do a search, pay your money and it will appear in the post next week.
Ebay link to 6B&S.

I only use tinned cable for camper trailers and 4wd applications - I've seen too much of the fancy OFC cable corrode over the years, rendering it useless after 5+ years.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 23:26

Sunday, Feb 05, 2012 at 23:26
Adding to what Phil suggests, one of the best cables for automotive use is double insulated welding cable.

Extremely flexible, very strong (boilermaker proof to some extent) and quite durable.

Generally available in metric conductor sizes of 10, 16, 25, 35 & 50 mm sq cross sectional area. Not this bizarre and dangerous practice of measuring the outside diameter of a cable (including insulation) and assigning an arbitrary current value.

Should be sold by any decent electrical wholesaler.


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Follow Up By: gbc - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 07:50

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 07:50
That's what we used to wire up solar powered navigation installations all over the country - best by a country mile, but not cheap, or small, or light....
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Reply By: Racey - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:05

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:05
Autobarn have this cable. It's used for the doof doof amplifiers.
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Reply By: Member - wicket - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:23

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 10:23
you can buy online here
http://www.12volt.com.au/
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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:26

Monday, Feb 06, 2012 at 11:26
Arround this size the most competive cable available is 12mm solar twin.

the best place to buy is your local competitive independent solar shop.

I have accounts at all sort of places and the best, I can manage is Springers Solar paying "full retail".

Springer do have an on line presence and do mail order.

Cheaper than the marine shop next door and my electrical wholesaler cant even come close.

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