Re: Tank Circuit Wire...
Subject: Re: Tank Circuit Wire...
From: jim.fosse-at-bdt-dot-com (jim fosse)
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 96 20:22 PST
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>In my continuing quest as an internal packrat, I came across some rather large
>wire (cable), and wanted to know if it was suitable for primary tank circuit
>wiring. This is the only thing I could find out about the wire itself:
> 2/0 AWG
> 325 strands/parellel
> Diameter of Conductor: 0.269" (copper)
> Insulator Build: 0.094" (94mil)
> Rated Current: 298A
>Someone also told me it looked like Locomotive cable...what ever that is.
>Any comments or opinions???
I'm using 1/4" copper tubing for my primary. What you have is welding cable.
Locomotive cable is something like Alpha #1111 (2 month old memory here)
3000+ strands of #34 A.W.G. 1.5"++ in diameter. Forgot the current rateing.
It's used to connect the electric generators in a desiel(sp) electric
locomotive engine to the electric motors on the trucks (wheel holders). It
has to be flexable while the locomotive goes arround curves.