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Power Inverter Battery Cables
Power inverter battery cables are not some of the most exciting things in the world, but chances are, if you are reading this you probably have an interest in them and may have a question or two in regards to which battery cable is right for your application. First, lets talk about the different sizes of power inverter cables that we carry and which inverters they are rated for. We carry 4 AWG, 1/0 AWG, and 4/0 AWG battery cables that are made in the USA and cut, crimped and heat shrunk here in good ole Reno NV by skilled craftsman that take pride in their work. Speaking of Reno, here’s a quick pitch to the locals: If you need great quality, UL battery cables made fast, give us a call at 866-419-2616. Order & pickup the same day.
4 AWG Battery Cables
Four AWG battery cables should be used on power inverters rated up to 1500 watts and most commonly used on 900, 1000, 1100, 1200 watt inverters. Smaller sized inverters generally come with a short 6 AWG cable which is included with the inverter. You can find our 4 AWG cables here on IRU and on Amazon. Most customer’s will use a 150A ANL fuse kit that goes in-line on the positive cable from the power inverter to the battery.
1/0 AWG Battery Cables
1/0 AWG battery cables should be used on power inverters rated up to 3500 watts and most commonly used on 2000, 2200, 2500, 3000, 3300 and 3500 watt inverters. You can find our 1/0 AWG cables here on IRU and on Amazon. We have 200A and 300A ANL fuses and fuse kits available for use with 1/0 AWG cables. You can find them on IRU and Amazon as well.
4/0 AWG Battery Cables
4/0 AWG battery cables should be used on power inverters rated over 3500 watts and most commonly used on 4000, 4400, 5000, 6000, 6600, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10,000 and 12,000 watt inverters. You can find our 4/0 AWG cables here on IRU and on Amazon. For these larger applications, use one of the 500A ANL fuse kits, once again found here on IRU or on Amazon.
4 AWG – up to 1500 watts
1/0 AWG – up to 3500 watts
4/0 AWG – over 3500 watts
If you have any questions regarding cables and which size might be right for your application, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 866-419-2616 and we can walk you through everything you need.