Battery Cable - 6 Gauge to 4/0 AWG
Battery cable is used to power your electrical system and is sized according to the American Wire Gauge, or AWG for short, specification for electrically conductive cables. Our battery cable is American made and comes in gauge (AWG) sizes of 6, 4, 2, 1, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0, and 4/0, with 6 gauge being the smallest, and 4/0 gauge being the largest. Battery cable must be sized to the needs of your electrical system, too small of a cable will cause excess heat that could pose a hazard. The size of cable you should use depends on two things: the amperage you need and the length of the cable. You can view our article on how to select the correct size battery cable to help you in determining the size of battery cable you need to use, as well as more information about how to properly size your cable and information about voltage drop. Our battery cable is SGT type and is available in either red or black. It is rated for use in 12 volt and 24 volt electrical systems with a maximum voltage rating of 60 volts. It meets S.A.E. specification J-1127 and has a temperature rating of -58°F (-50°C) to 221°F (105°C), and is RoHS compliant. Cable ends can be terminated using either battery terminals or copper cable lugs.