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    1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    I have been in the market for a spool of 1/0 wire and was somewhat shocked at the price. The CCA and the Welding wire are much cheaper than 100% copper 1/0 audio wire.

    My question is wether the welding wire is better than the CCA because it is all copper. I understand it is not as flexible but as far as quality it has to be better than CCA right?



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    welding wire is 100%copper thats what you want...CCA is fine in most installs, but if the price is similar always get the welding wire




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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    100% copper over CCA any day unless pricing is like half lol.



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    Only 100% copper in every car I've ever done, I don't cheap out on wire.



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    diff. in welding cable and car audio cable. :
    welding cable - 100% pure copper - true size - 1/0 will hold 600volts / 300amps
    car audio cable - can be 100% copper - over sized - 1/0 will hold 250-300 amps - flexable - costs more



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    I won't buy the cca ever. The welding cable is half the price of the 100% Copper audio wire. Does it have any big performance discrepancies compared to the audio wire?



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by sbarber82 View Post
    I won't buy the cca ever. The welding cable is half the price of the 100% Copper audio wire. Does it have any big performance discrepancies compared to the audio wire?
    car audio wire has more strands per size than welding cable... more flexable... but ehhh not really sure on performance.. some only use welding some only use car audio wire... i use both... i'm going to all AT 1/0 soon when I do i'll let you know.



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    Quote Originally Posted by sbarber82 View Post
    I won't buy the cca ever. The welding cable is half the price of the 100% Copper audio wire. Does it have any big performance discrepancies compared to the audio wire?
    You can get monster cable 1/0 for cheap as fvck from audiosavings.com right now. Get the silver(clear jacket). Its tinned. Its very stout wire for the price.



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    More strands of smaller gauge wire but total copper I think they are close to the same



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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    If you find good welding cable go with it, it's good copper. Problem is some welding cable isn't rated to high temperatures, and the jacket might melt if it gets hot. Personally I would never use welding cable under the hood, though many do and are perfectly fine. Also, CCA vs OFC



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    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    If you find good welding cable go with it, it's good copper. Problem is some welding cable isn't rated to high temperatures, and the jacket might melt if it gets hot. Personally I would never use welding cable under the hood, though many do and are perfectly fine. Also, CCA vs OFC
    Most welding cable jacket is rated higher than ca wire because of the applications and voltage and things they are used for.. When I worked in the plants we would have 2-300 runs of welding cable ran inside towers that is a lot hotter than under the hood... remember Welding Cable is regulated for that fact, car audio wire is not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyn View Post
    Most welding cable jacket is rated higher than ca wire because of the applications and voltage and things they are used for.. When I worked in the plants we would have 2-300 runs of welding cable ran inside towers that is a lot hotter than under the hood... remember Welding Cable is regulated for that fact, car audio wire is not.
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    Re: 1/0 CCA vs 1/0 Welding Cable

    If you can, find marine grade tinned 1/0 wire because resists salt water, battery acid, oil, gasoline and ultra-violet radiation.



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