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Battery Cable SGT 105C
There are many factors that are considered when designing a cable, the most of all is the nature of the application. The type SGT 105 battery wire is made suitable for small size utilities. The cable comes in small size, therefore need to be used for low voltage wiring.
This cable is constructed using stranded bare copper. The copper is the most used conductor for constructing cables. This is due to its efficiency in conduction, its strength and flexibility. Stranding is however a technique used to make the conductor more flexible. This stranded wire is very convenient for complex and dense circuit wiring, it makes circuit branching a lot easier. The conductors are gauge sized 6 AWG to 4/0 AWG.
A color-coded lead free PVC material is used in the construction of the cables insulation. The material is lead free, making it less harmful to humans. With such a versatile insulation system, the cable cannot leak currents or cause short-circuiting. This Polyvinyl Chloride offers resistance to the UV lights, repels moisture and flame. It also offers mechanical support to the cable, preventing nicks and acting like a sturdy shock absorber. It guarantees perpetual life of service to the circuit.
The cable is majorly used in automobile batteries. It has the capacity to work efficiently within a temperature range of -400C to 800C. It can safely transmit voltage rated at 60V on DC and 25V on AC circuit connection. Battery wire SGT 105C has a technical approval of SAE J-1127
Frequently Asked Questions- Battery Cable SGT 105C
I plan to use SGT 105C battery wire, what instructions should I follow?
If you are doing a wiring installation using SGT 105C wire, you want to ensure that it meets the temperature and voltage specifications. This wire has a temperature rating of up to 105 degrees Celsius. So, use it in areas that experience that range of temperature and not near or in locations where the temperatures may be higher than that. The voltage is about 60 volts so make sure it remains within the range.
Why is the voltage dropping at the end of the batter wire SGT 105C?
When measure the voltage at the battery using your voltage meter, it may read 12 volts. However, when you measure the voltage at the end of the cable you have connected to the battery, it reads slightly lower. This is called the voltage drop. For example, if it reads 11.76 volts at the end of the battery cable, it means that there is a 2 percent voltage drop and this is caused by the resistance of the wire. That is the reason you need to have the correct size of battery wire to ensure minimal resistance and voltage drop. A 2 percent voltage drop may be considered normal or appropriate for most electrical systems, but if it is more than that, then it means something is not right. Either the length of the wire or the gauge or both are not appropriate for that system. The longer your battery cable, the more voltage drop you are going to experience and the large the gauge (AWG) or the diameter, the less the drop in voltage you will encounter in your wiring installation.
What are the approvals and certifications for SGT 105C wire?
This battery wire is RoH compliant and it’s manufactured to meet car manufacturer standards such as Chrysler MS-3450 and Ford M1L56A. It is also meets SAE J-1127 standard.
Where can I use SGT 105C wire?
You can use this wire in battery ground circuits and starter.