With respect to electrical wiring for boats or marine vessels, you may have heard terms such as boat cable, marine wire, and marine cable.
Boat wiring problems has a direct relation with whether the boating experience is enjoyable or not. Wire used aboard a boat has to face many obstacles, such as the constant vibrations of a boat in motion, corrosion induced by salt water and salt air, sunlight, heat etc. The corrosion can reduce the cross sectional area of the conductor and further the increase of resistance to current flow. Voltage drops will occur, which will result in the breakdown of electrical system and in extreme cases, the wire will overheat and even catch fire. Consequently, the wiring on a boat is much different from electric wire for land use, as the harsh marine environment require bigger, tougher and more durable wiring.
Properly sized multi-stranded tinned copper wire and cables with marine rated insulation is what should be used.
The tin coating helps protect the copper wire inside. Tin copper wire has the inherent advantages of longevity and anti-corrosion properties compared to non-tinned ones. Copper is chosen for the conductor because of its low resistance to current flow.
Besides these requirements, a good, tight connection at terminals is demanded. A crimp connector with integral heat shrink tubing is more suitable on a boat. An unsealed crimp connector can break with boat vibrations, leave the wire ends exposed to moisture, eventually corrosion will begin at the terminal, as the moisture tracks up the wire, gradually the entire length of wire will be corroded. By using adhesive-lined heat-shrink material to seal the crimp connector such phenomenon is less likely to happen.
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