2 AWG Electrical Wire


#1

Anyone know where I can buy 2 AWG wire in town? I think I only need about 10 feet or less. Tanner’s only had audio cable in stock. If not, Amazon sells them.


#2

Home Depot or Lowes


#3

I’ve checked a few, they claimed they have to order them. Do you know of a store here that keeps it in stock by chance?


#4

Elliot Electric very likely stocks it or can order it on your behalf from a local supplier (i.e. Priority Wire & Cable on Luna) … by the spool. ~Ten feet might be troublesome.


#5

What was the issue with Tanner’s wire? I’ve used some of their 4AWG and found it to work just fine. You just have to re-train the electrons to flow in a non-audio fashion. I recommend playing them some intermittent polka in the first few weeks.


#6

Or playing loops of magnetic ballast hum to accustom them to the rhythm of moving electrons predictably.


#7

I have some 2 AWG wire in my scrap pile. Is 10 feet in one piece all you need? Or do you need any smaller lengths?


#8

That would be great! I’m thinking less, maybe just a couple feet will do. Thanks!

I’m wanting to connect my AGM leisure battery to my starter battery with a smart isolator in between. I’m not sure if I need a charger as well, I’ll probably make another post for this question…


#9

So you are talking automotive wiring then?


#10

If you are using an isolator, it should handle balancing the alternator charge between the two. Unless you mean a low voltage disconnect, in which case you may or may not depending on how it’s setup.


#11

Here is a video on some battery cable.

In the past Ive used welding cable in a pinch, however if it gets oily, supposedly the jacket breaks down.


#12

One caution, about tanners inventory, or any low price wire, increasingly, I’m seeing Copper Clad Aluminum sneaking in. I was sort of surprised the first time I saw it on the shelf at tanner.


#13

I have a 12 ft long piece of 2 AWG cable that I will give you. The cable is new, unused, and very flexible with 163 strands of 24 AWG wire, rated for up to 600 V and 105 Degree C. Here is the data on the cable. Datasheet

I will be at the Electronics Meeting on this Thursday at 7:30, you can pick it up then. At the meeting I will also be giving away a nice DC Power Supply as a door prize.


#14

Ah I just realized I have game night tomorrow evening, I may have to find you on another day you’re at the space.


#15

That’s Okay. I’ll leave the wire in the Electronics Lab next to the Amateur Radio equipment with your name on it. I am glad to have helped out on your project.


#16

Thanks a ton!


#17

I am glad you got the small spool of 2 AWG wire. Use what you can for your project and share the rest with others.