Overview: 16 AWG Marine Primary Wire

by | May 10, 2016 | Business

16 AWG Marine Primary Wire will feature tinned, flexible copper stranding that’s perfect for boat wiring requirements. Our boat wire is designed in the United States and meets Unites States Coast Guard and ABYC specs as UL listed as UL1426 Boat Cable. Maximal allowable amperage of one conductor 16 AWG Marine Primary Wire will be 25 amperes outside engine spaces, as well as 21 amperes inside of an engine space.

The features

  • Finely-stranded tinned copper conductor
  • Color-coded PVC insulation
  • Temp. Range: -20 Celsius – 105 Celsius
  • Voltage Rating: 600 Volts
  • It is resistant to: Fungus, Moisture, Ozone, Oil, Gas, Flame, Abrasion, Alkalis, Acid


  • Excellent for off road vehicles, RVs, Golf Carts, Tractor Trailers
  • Connects equipment to busbars, terminal blocks or switches
  • Lower-amperage requirement devices
  • Exceeds automotive SAE wire requirements

Choosing a cable cleaner

The process of selecting cable cleaner for 16 AWG Marine Primary Wire oftentimes poses numerous challenges to maintenance technicians. Some wires or cables are utilized in high temperature settings; therefore, cleaning products mustn’t pose a fire risk within those applications. Most wires and cables within equipment or walls are challenging to access, and getting to them will require working in confined areas. In such an application, a solvent based cable cleaner might lead to injury or illness because of a lack of ventilation. A non-solvent cable cleaner might be necessary to minimize air quality effects and protect workers.

Also, cable cleaners should have the ability to efficiently eliminate residue without having to impact the durability or performance of the signal or the power transmission. A cleaner that leaves residue behind might interfere with conductivity, or lead to disruptions inside the line. Some residue might also be flammable as power is supplied to the cleaned cable. A cleaning product that damages the protective insulation surrounding the wire may decrease energy efficiency and boost utility bills.

Products made for industrial and marine applications might lubricate and clean cables in a one-step process. Such a cable cleaner often is utilized for non-electrical cables, like the ones utilized to hoist an anchor or as a portion of an industrial machine. Those dual purpose cleaners will remove grime and grease to prolong the life of a cable, and add lubricant in order to maximize performance. Within a marine-based application, it also is critical that you consider the effect the cleaner has on water quality. A non-toxic cleaner may be utilized to keep cables correctly maintained without having to pose a risk to fish and additional marine life.

For more information on our 16 AWG Marine Primary Wire, contact Electric Wire and Cable Specialists today at (800) 262-1598.

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