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Old 15-11-2016, 10:54   #1
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"Outdoor" wire

Tried to do some searching here and didn't find much info, maybe just searching it wrong.

Am planning out my solar panel install, plan is to use trolling motor plugs to go from exterior to interior of boat, know what kind of wire to use inside, question is what to use to run from panels to the trolling motor plug.

If I use regular duplex marine tinned wire, does the sheath stand up to UV well or will the sheath degrade quickly on me? Do I have to use some sort of conduit (not really looking forward to that as it would mean a lot of bends)? Other products that work better for wire that's exposed to elements all the time?

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Old 15-11-2016, 11:36   #2
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Re: "Outdoor" wire

Ancor duplex is waterproof and OK for outdoor use.

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Re: "Outdoor" wire

they make "solar" wire. which I'm assuming can handle UV. the duplex covered in a loom would work find and probably look bettery anways. if you use the mesh stuff it won't hold water unlike split loom.
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Ancor marine duplex works fine on my boat ( 2 panels 10 years onboard with uncovered wire) but if you are concerned automotive split loom is cheap uv insurance
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&quot;Outdoor&quot; wire

Either use the Solar wire or wire loom which is a cheap plastic split tube cover that goes over wire, usually to group wires together or provide chafe protection, but it's good for UV too cause when it degrades it cheap and easy to replace.
I have used it to provide UV protection from hydraulic steering hoses for instance.
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