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Why use larger cable? Very high current flows in the cables that connect an inverter to the batteries, even in a low-voltage power system. Household appliances can draw over 100 amps, and motors may draw up to 500 amps. Larger cables allow the inverter to draw the current needed to support a large load. Use these cables between individual battery cells or between battery banks. Use 2/0 cables for 175-amp and 200-amp fuses. Circuits protected by 250-amp breakers or 400-amp fuses should use 4/0 cables. Cables are marked in red heat-shrink tubing for positive and white on black heat-shrink for negative.
Features of the 12″ cable plated copper lugs: These UL-listed lugs are made from tin-plated copper tubing with 3/8″ holes, soldered or crimped to a stranded cable.
Heat-shrink tubing: This tubing insulates the copper lugs and compression terminals. Tubing shrinks and glue inside melts when heated, sealing wires against corrosion and moisture.
UL-listed battery cable: This fine-stranded, very flexible cable is UL-listed for use as battery cable. It is rated MTW/THW/AWM, 600 volt, sunlight resistant, direct burial, 105 degrees C. Color: Black, Length: 12″.