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#215419 26-Jun-2017 18:41
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Hey Guy,


Looking for some rolls of cable. In the past I have purchased 30m rolls of 6mm2 twin sheathed twin core marine grade cable but this seller is no longer doing these and unable to find anything similar.


This is for running some outdoor solar cable power runs.


Waikato region preferred but happy to pay shipping depending on price.


Let me know if you have anything!

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  #1807196 26-Jun-2017 19:20
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If its low voltage then another option is landscape lighting cable. I have some of that for a 24v feed out to my outdoor lipo charging in a metal toolbox setup and its lasted great in the outdoors


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  #1807210 26-Jun-2017 20:11
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Yeah low voltage 12-20v as running my panels in parallel. Although on a sunny day in middle of summer I can see around 10A on the cable, this is why I would like 6mm2 or around 12awg or better so it will handle these currents with minimal voltage drop and allow future expansion.


Do you know what guage cable you use?


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  #1807292 26-Jun-2017 22:55
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Are you fussy about colours and conductors?


I have some 3-phase cable on the roll - various styles and amounts. TPS-style so not actually outdoors-style but conduit is cheap :-)

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  #1807354 27-Jun-2017 08:36
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The stuff I got was 12 AWG - its the typical single insulated stuff with ridges down one side of it to indicate polarity that a landscape light would normally have its teeth go into inorder to tap power off. I have a 12v output dc converter at the far end powering a imax b6 in a box that I take outside when charging lipo cells. anderson powerpole connectors for the disconnect since they are silver plated they seem to cope very well with the loose end being left outside.


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  #1807446 27-Jun-2017 10:40
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A guy in PN was selling this on TradeMe a while back. May still be?



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  #1807561 27-Jun-2017 12:24
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 He is only selling it by the metre now, If it's who I think you are talking about.. Also the same guy I bought my last roll from.

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