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    0 gauge wire diameter

    Hi,

    I'm looking to buy some 0 gauge wire. I went to a local audio store and they have a 0 gauge wire that seems kind of cheap. It measures about 5/8" outside diameter and about 3/8" inside diameter <copper>. Can any of you guys tell me what will be a good inside diameter for a 0 gauge wire? thank you







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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    0.3249 inches





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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    So if it was 3/8 inside diameter it was about right.

    The diameter I gave above was the national standard, and I believe it refers to solid wire only, so for stranded wire, perhaps the number should be slightly bigger? I'm not sure.





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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    Where in wisconsin ya from and what shop did you check that out at? I have heard all different numbers and also, I may be wrong on this, but strand count is important to an extent to.



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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=191244

    enjoy...

    I have come to like kicker hyperflex as it is so easy to work with...



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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    wow that is a good thred i wish there was some kicker wire in there too along with some knu




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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    I think strand count only affects flexibility. However, if you can get the strand count, and the diameter of a single strand...then you can get overall cross-sectional area of the copper and compare it to the standard for solid copper wire.




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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    Im not sure if this site is the same or the same price as it used to be, but the point is, welding cable can be pretty cheap, it doesnt look as ****, but its usually quite flexible, and has plenty of copper...

    http://catalog.welding-supply.com/br..._group_id=8315





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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    Quote Originally Posted by photocrazy8 View Post
    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=191244

    enjoy...

    I have come to like kicker hyperflex as it is so easy to work with...
    I see the Kicker and Kollosus weren't added to the mix. Wonder why.



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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    There was another thread later it was all pics of wire, its so old though a lot of the images are no longer valid links....




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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    Quote Originally Posted by Confusedsoul View Post
    I see the Kicker and Kollosus weren't added to the mix. Wonder why.
    never got around to update the thread...



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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    Quote Originally Posted by brandontw View Post
    Im not sure if this site is the same or the same price as it used to be, but the point is, welding cable can be pretty cheap, it doesnt look as ****, but its usually quite flexible, and has plenty of copper...
    I'm using the orange Ultra-flex from WeldingSupply.com and I'm very happy with it. It's 1/0 and limp like a noodle. As for the core, I actually had to give it a haircut to fit in my 1/0 terminals as it was a bit thicker than advertised.



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    Re: 0 gauge wire diameter

    Quote Originally Posted by Confusedsoul View Post
    I see the Kicker and Kollosus weren't added to the mix. Wonder why.
    If you click on the picture, it will go to the direct link and list which wire is what brand and size.

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