Any feedback? Anyone use them?
Ray, it seems the concensus opinion from the resident experts is to use 1/0 gauge copper battery cable. So, if you're recommending 1/0 gauge in copper and the largest size Accel offers in their aluminum cables is 1/0 then, the largest Accel cable would be inadequate, correct?I would suggest using a larger size than if it is straight copper. Still save weight though. I think if you undersize the cable, you will notice it more with the aluminum base.
No, it would be all right. The reason that 1/0 copper is recommended the most as it is about the same price as 1 gauge, which is what most cars need. But going to fine strand you should up size, add that 1/0 is more readily available, better variety of ends, etc, so most just go with the 1/0.Ray, it seems the concensus opinion from the resident experts is to use 1/0 gauge copper battery cable. So, if you're recommending 1/0 gauge in copper and the largest size Accel offers in their aluminum cables is 1/0 then, the largest Accel cable would be inadequate, correct?
If you cause current to flow through a conductor, it will produce a magnetic field. The field intensity is proportional to the amount of current flowing through the conductor. This is basic physics and the very foundation of electromagnetic principles. It cannot be undone.But this wire is different, being it is not meant to create a magnetic field, and it is copper plated. Pretty trick.
I'm not sure if that's what he means or not, but this phenomenon of individual strands and their magnetic fields canceling each other out is BS. Electricity and magnetism just don't work that way.what he means is by having multiple strand you have multiple electric fields that partially cancel each other out leaving a resultant magnetic field much smaller than the sum of the individuals
Well... I guess that in all the Automotive Electrical Theory classes I've been teaching in our local college, and in the 18 years I've been working in the automotive and/or electronic engineering field, I never learned that. I must have been asleep that day. :smt102im in college studying to be a mechanical engineer
one of the classes i took last semester was phys 152 "Electricity and magnetism"
they dont cancel but they "minimize" the resultant field