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|05-22-2013 07:28 AM|
|arribasn||These are $10 at Sears today|
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|05-11-2013 04:06 PM|
I see this issue pertaining to jumper cables as they frequently get rolled and unrolled as they are used and stored. I think the aluminum has a higher rate of metal fatigue.
|05-11-2013 03:56 PM|
|05-11-2013 10:15 AM|
I don't like aluminum anything for electrical purposes. I remember when there was a time when aluminum wiring was the fad for houses (lower cost)---until they started to catch fire, then all sorts of insurance and government investigations concluded aluminum wiring should not be used. One report here . Material resistance? Conductivity? Melting point? Don't know. The industry went back to copper.
Obviously, home wiring demands aren't the same as automotive demands but I can see the parallels and would rather stick with the tried and true.
|05-11-2013 06:56 AM|
Interesting fun fact of the day. 4 gauge aluminum would carry the same capacity as 6 gauge copper AND WEIGH LESS even though it is bigger. (This is one of the reasons the electric companies use aluminum wire for transmission of electricity to your house on the poles. They need less poles to support the weight of the same capacity)
|05-11-2013 06:16 AM|
Hot to hot, directly, one cable to a battery negative post and the final connection to a SOLID ground... but well away from the battery to avoid the POSSIBILITY of an explosion.
Live battery, dead battery; I really believe that it makes little to no difference.
It becomes nit-picking, if you get my drift.
|05-11-2013 05:51 AM|
|05-11-2013 05:48 AM|
"This yellow and black booster cable has 8 gauge copper clad aluminum wire"
I believe all cables available for sale right now are aluminum and copper coated.
|05-11-2013 01:58 AM|
Walmart is copper plated aluminum cables Kmart full copper cables can't compare pure to plated.
4 gauge plated Walmart cable probably has less copper than a 12 gauge copper kmart cables
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