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Old 04-03-2011, 19:21   #46
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Re: Best Way to Cut 2/0 to 4/0 Battery Cable

This is a double post as it pertain to 2 different threads. I don't usually do this.

A short incomplete report ;-)

A few recommended the Klein 9" cable cutters. Got a new pair today and regardless of it being written right on them for Max 4/0 Aluminum or 2/0 Copper, I'm please to say they cut through 4/0 stranded copper almost like butter.
Also tried a little experiment to strip the insulation off the 4/0 cable. I used my copper tubing cutter. It worked great and never cut a single strand of copper!
On a different thread (4/0 Lug / Connector Crimper) there was discussion about crimping cable.Got my GREENLEE K09-2GL CRIMPING TOOL today. It looks very nice. Made in Germany. I doubt I'll be able to make it through tomorrow without trying it.

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Re: Best Way to Cut 2/0 to 4/0 Battery Cable

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If you can find a Berkshire Wire dealer their UL 1426 marine battery cable is considerably more flexible, a handy feature with 4/0, than Ancor, Cobra or Pacer wire is.

Berkshire Cable & Electric Co. (LINK)
Got my Red 4/0 cable today which is Berkshire. Got my Yellow 4/0 cable last week which is Ancor.
To me..... it is NOT even close, the Berkshire is much more flexible!
Of course it was not scientifically measured, but that's kind of the point, it didn't have to be. The winner in flexibility was clear!

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Re: Best Way to Cut 2/0 to 4/0 Battery Cable

I enjoyed working with the Berkshire cable.
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Re: Best Way to Cut 2/0 to 4/0 Battery Cable

It also has considerably less memory effect!
In other words, if you bend it to a positions it's less intent on returning to it previous position.


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When I order the 2/0 from GenuineDealz the red was Berkshire and the yellow had no marking to indicate manufacturer. The red was also much easier to strip, much much easier.
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Re: Best Way to Cut 2/0 to 4/0 Battery Cable

Glad you guys like the Berkshire I have been using it now for about 8 years, maybe more, and love it. Cobra is the absolute worst. You could use 1/0 Cobra battery cable as a broom handle... The quality builders have known about Berkshire for a while though. This brand new Morris is 100% Berkshire.

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