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Offline Thermite

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ONIX Power cord
« on: August 28, 2015, 12:57:19 PM »
Currently my unit is wired to the fuse box at the console, we all know what that does to the unit each time you turn the key. I need to run wire back to the battery. Does HB make a power cord for the ONIX longer than 6' ? If not, what is the best way and what is the best material  to use?


Offline Whistler

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Re: ONIX Power cord
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 03:15:10 PM »
I don't know about the HB available Onix power cable, but what I have used for wiring directly to the battery, and this has worked really well for me, is a 12 gauge 10' - 25' extension cord from the local Walmart.  I just cut the ends off of it and strip two of the leads for my battery terminals.  This will give you 3 - 12 gauge stranded conductors in a single jacket which makes it really easy to pull and the 3rd conductor gives you a spare if you ever need it.
« Last Edit: August 28, 2015, 03:20:46 PM by Whistler »

Offline rnvinc

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Re: ONIX Power cord
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 11:02:17 PM »
HB would suggest 14 ... 12 is better ... I used 10 ...

Marine multistrand tinned is made for the vibration in marine environments ...

http://www.bestboatwire.com/marine-wire/marine-primary-wire

Don't forget the 5amp fuse close to the battery ...

Rickie
« Last Edit: August 28, 2015, 11:05:24 PM by rnvinc »


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