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DC cable specs #37775 05/06/04 08:56 AM
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rmiell Offline OP
Engineered drawings call for type W cable to connect batteries to dc panelboard. The battery voltage is 125VDC. What and where do I find info on type W cable?


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Re: DC cable specs #37776 05/06/04 09:26 AM
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winnie Offline
Table 400.4 (2002 NEC) mentions type W flexable cord.


Re: DC cable specs #37777 05/06/04 10:19 AM
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resqcapt19 Offline
Type "W" is flexible power cable and should be available from larger cable suppliers. Please note that many people call welding cable Type W. Welding cable can only be used on the secondary side of electric welding equipment per the UL listing. Here is Southwire's spec sheet for Type W cable.

Re: DC cable specs #37778 05/06/04 02:01 PM
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Bjarney Offline
For single-conductor type-W, see also lower on page

Re: DC cable specs #37779 05/06/04 02:02 PM
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George Corron Offline
We find it around here at Interstate Battery. Also the supply houses can order it for you. Welding supply houses also carry it usually. What Don said should be heeded carefully, not all welding cable is type W, but lots of it is, make sure to notice the difference.

Re: DC cable specs #37780 05/06/04 02:20 PM
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rmiell Offline OP
Thanks, guys. Info and links noted.

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