6 B&S Twin Sheath Battery Cable
Genuine Australian made TYCAB 8 B&S battery and starter cable, ideal for use in dual battery systems, caravans or any other auxiliary power application up to 82.4 amp*
Part # Prefix: C2TS-6
Sheath Colours: Black, Red
Lengths: Cut to length by the metre up to 30m and also available in 50m reels.
* Refer Specifications and derating factors
AMP Rating at 30°C:82.4 amp (JASO D609 derating factors apply)
Tycab Code: AWC2168032
Nearest AWG: 6
Strand #/Size: 168/0.32
Nominal Area: 13.50mm²
Insulation Thickness: 1.1mm
Sheath Thickness: 0.8mm
Electrical Resistance at 20°C: 1.4ohm/km
Nominal O.D.: 8.8mm×16.0mm
Mass (kg/100m): 36
Conductor: OXYGEN FREE Plain Copper Wire to AS/NZS 1125
Insulation: V90 degrees Celsius PVC to AS/NZS 3808
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 Twin 6 B&S
30°C = 100% capacity (82.4amp)
40°C = 90% capacity (74.16amp)
50°C = 76% capacity (62.62amp)
60°C = 60% capacity (49.44amp)
70°C = 45% capacity (37.08amp)
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Voltage Drop for Twin 6 B&S Cable:
To calculate the voltage drop of Twin 6 B&S copper cable, use the following formula:
Voltage Drop = Length x Current x 0.017
Length = Total length of cable in metres.
Current = Current draw (amps) through the cable.
Area = Cross sectional area of the copper (in this case 13.50mm²)
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 Twin 6 B&S:
How much voltage drop over 10m of Twin 6 B&S with a current draw of 82A?
- 10m x 82A x 0.017 = 13.94
Divide this by 13.50 (cross sectional area of Twin 6 B&S - mm²)
You will have a drop of approximatley 1.03 Volts over the 10m length