3 B&S Single Core Battery Cable
Genuine Australian made TYCAB 3 B&S (26.45mm²) battery and starter cable, ideal for use in dual battery systems, caravans or any other auxiliary power application up to 168amp*
Part # Prefix: C3
Sheath Colours: Black, Red
Lengths: By the metre, 10m, 30m
* Refer Specifications and derating factors
AMP Rating at 30°C: 168 amp (JASO D609 derating factors apply)
Tycab Code: ABC136403
Nearest AWG: 3
Strand #/Size: 329/0.32
Nominal Area: 26.45mm²
Insulation Thickness: 1.6mm
Electrical Resistance at 20°C: 0.7 ohm/km
Nominal O.D.: 10.2mm
Mass (kg/100m): 29.9
Conductor: OXYGEN FREE Plain Copper Wire to AS/NZS 1125
Insulation: V90 degrees Celsius PVC to AS/NZS 3808
Derating Factors for Bundling of Single Core Cables per JASO D609
As the number of cables bundled together increases, the current capacity of each cable in the bundle decreases as per the following chart.
Cable Bundle Qty = Derating Factor for 3 B&S
1 x Cable = 100% capacity (168amp)
2 x Cables = 80% capacity (134amp)
3 x Cables = 70% capacity (118amp)
4 x Cables = 60% capacity (100amp)
5 x Cables = 55% capacity (92amp)
6 x Cables = 50% capacity (84amp)
7 x Cables = 50% capacity (84amp)
Derating Factors for Ambient Temperatures °C per JASO D609
As the ambient temperature increases, the current capacity of the cable decreases as per the following chart.
Ambiebt Temperature °C = Derating Factor for 3 B&S
30°C = 100% capacity (168amp)
40°C = 90% capacity (151amp)
50°C = 76% capacity (128amp)
60°C = 60% capacity (100amp)
70°C = 45% capacity (76amp)
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Voltage Drop for 3 B&S Cable:
To calculate the voltage drop of 3 B&S copper cable, use the following formula:
Voltage Drop = Length x Current x 0.017 Area (26.45)
Length = Total length of cable in metres.
Current = Current draw (amps) through the cable.
Area = Cross sectional area of the copper (in this case 26.45mm²)
Formula only applies to copper at 25°C, voltage drop increases with both ambient and cable temperature, at approx 0.4% per °C.
0.017 - This multiplication factor only applies to copper
Example for 3 B&S:
How much voltage drop over 10m of 3 B&S with a current draw of 168A?
- 10m x 168A x 0.017 = 28.56
Divide this by 26.45 (cross sectional area of 3 B&S - mm²)
You will have a drop of approximatley 1.1 Volts over the 10m length