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Old 02-20-2015, 01:29 PM
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Does anyone know if you can order longer cables? If so, where I can I get them from?

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I used 12-3, I have a 21' that I installed the battery charger in the rear, but located my plug in the bow, this is what I used and it works perfectly, since it's 110v running and it's much shorter than any outdoor extension cord (most are 14 gauge at 25') that you buy the 12 gauge stranded works great. If you need longer, I'd suggest the 10-3.
http://www.westmarine.com/buy/ancor-...09_274_004_502
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I have extension cables in my ebay store. Link below.
If I can help answer questions, please let me know.
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[quote=ChargerGuy;7586406]I have extension cables in my ebay store. Link below.
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Do have longer than 5 foot?

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Old 02-22-2015, 06:07 AM
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Not at the moment. ALl I have is 5 foot.

You can make them yourself out of marine grade cables, assuming you have a sealed waterproof unit. I will preface this by saying you should check with the manufacturer for approval before you do this, but this is usually how they allow it. Longer cables = thicker gauge wire. Since cutting the original 5-6 foot cables from the charger is not suggested, you cannot go too much longer with an extension.

Unplug all AC & DC connections. These instructions are how to do one wire from one bank at a time

Get the cable length that you need, again, check with the factory for their suggestions. I would not go more than 10 feet. Put a ring terminal end of your new cable so that it matches the one on the end of the dc cables from the charger. Put the ring terminal from the charger and the ring terminal from the new cable together and bolt them with marine grade stainless nut, bolt, and lock washer. Then use shrink tube to cover the connection and hardware.

Add a ring terminal to the other end of the new DC cable to connect to your batteries. Repeat for all your DC lines.

Again, check with the factory that makes the charger to see if they can support this type of connection and extension cables. This is typically the home made way to do it right.

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