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Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:47 pm 
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Where can i get some 4 gauge? Most shops charge like $10 a metre.. I need about 6-7 metres.. Already have one 8 guage cable but im adding a 4 channel amp to my setup sometime this week and don't wana underpower the amps.

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:04 am 
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jaycar about $4 a meter

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:23 am 
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$8.40 according to their website
cat number WH3064

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:36 am 
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Have you tried going to the sunday market or something? someone might be selling them cheap. Try your luck on ebay maybe.

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:07 am 
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NAfairlane... wrote:
$8.40 according to their website
cat number WH3064


still cheaper than 10!

have u tried an electrical wholsaler?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:25 pm 
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Hi There

Some people use welders cable. It's generally cheaper but not always as
flexible - which can be a problem in some situations.

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:36 pm 
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i have a whole length of 0 gauge sitting in my garage....
shame ur not in brissy

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:27 pm 
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Welding cable is usually very very flexible and is definitely suitable to use for your purpose, some of it is even double insulated as well for extra protection....
Look into it!!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:51 pm 
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Welding cable hey? Available at most hardware shops or is it hard to find?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:20 am 
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Hi There

Try "Welding Equipment and Supplies" in the Yellow Pages.
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yep welding cable for the win... ive run 35mm through firewall and under the carpet, down the drivers side, cant even tell its there...
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I have run welding cable for about 14yrs now, originally I had 70mm2 but now I run 35mm2 double insulated cable...
Works well!!!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:45 pm 
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im an apprentice sparky right and few occasions our copper submains gets stolen for $8 a kg i think it is. it would be funny if someone made that for there car audio, now thats some think cable, heavy to pull into switchboards. dam I should of got the 240mm2 mains cable lol, boss prob wont let me run 6-8meters lol.

 

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zxhoon wrote:
yep welding cable for the win... ive run 35mm through firewall and under the carpet, down the drivers side, cant even tell its there...


thats was i do... but i just have 4 gauge, gonna upgrade when i get my hands on some free copper.

 

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pauly_el_01 wrote:
im an apprentice sparky right and few occasions our copper submains gets stolen for $8 a kg i think it is. it would be funny if someone made that for there car audio, now thats some think cable, heavy to pull into switchboards. dam I should of got the 240mm2 mains cable lol, boss prob wont let me run 6-8meters lol.



I wouldn't be using that cable as it is not flexible enough as it probably only has about 7 strands like most domestic cable....

 

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