Primary Wire , Orange, 18 Gauge, 100' Spool.

Primary Wire , Orange, 18 Gauge, 100' Spool.

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Ancor Marine Grade wire and cable is manufactured from tinned copper stranding for maximum protection against corrosion and electrolysis. Ultra-flexible (Type 3) stranding resists fatigue due to vibration and flexing.

Type 3 wire is more rugged: Vibration is always present on a boat, and will quickly fatigue and crack coarsely stranded wire. Ancor wire is Type 3 stranded, meaning that is has 5-10 times more copper strands than Type 2 wire, making it more flexible and fatigue resistant.

Premium vinyl insulation: Ancor wire is constructed with premium vinyl insulation, rated at 600 volts, 221°F (105°C) dry and 167°F (75°C) wet. It is also Marine UL-listed, and meets the highest ABYC standards for AC and DC use.

AWG wire is larger than SAE: Finally, it is based on AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire sizes, which are 6-12% larger than SAE gauge wire. So you get more current-carrying ability than from similar SAE wire.

* Exceeds all UL 1426, US Coast Guard charter boat (CFR Title 46) and ABYC standards

* Stays flexible even in extreme cold (-40°C) and resists salt water, battery acid, oil, gasoline and ultraviolet radiation

* For wiring guidelines, standard color-coding and technical data, see our West Advisor articles on Marine Wire Size and Ampacity, and Marine DC Wiring Basics.