The differences between Battery Cable and Welding Cable

Sep 5, 2017

There are many stranded copper wires in battery cable , not as close as PVC , the cost of manufacture battery cable will be lower .


Due to the thicker copper stranded wire , the stranded wires in the battery cable are less than the same size of the welded cable . This difference restricts the battery cable to applications or projects that does not exceed 60V of power .


When a lot of bending is required to complete the application of the wiring , due to its flexibility , the welding cable is usually preferred . The flexibility of the welding cable is due to the use of finer copper and EPDM insulated wires . Due to the smaller copper wire , the copper cable for the welded cable are larger than the battery cable , which allows the welding cable to withstand higher voltages . The name of the welding cable , because it was originally used for welding purposes , because the welding machine often requires mobility , the battery cable can not move because it can not move , unfold and bend . In other words , the welding cable is a better choice of applications where cable availability is important .


The smooth thermoplastic thermoplastic PVC sheaths of the battery cables to prevent cracking , wear , weather , oil and acid . The battery cables comply with UL-558 and UL-553 fire protection standards . Similarly , welding cables is resistant to grease , oil and water , as well as to prevent cutting and tearing . However , the welding cable is also flame retardant , but in line with UL-1581 standard . This UL rating makes it ideal for battery protection in terms of component protection .


When your application or project to require simple connection and protection , the battery cable is the best choice to keep the electrical connection running . However , in cold weather , the battery cable becomes very stiff and difficult to use . On the other hand , the welding cable is suitable for winter because its structure is thinner twisted , which adds flexibility and availability . However , both are similar in cold conditions