Automotive Wire

Whether your vehicle is a Ford or a Ferrari, our automotive wire is the optimum choice for 12 volt and 24 volt DC electrical systems. Made is the USA, our automotive wire is wrapped in a thermoplastic PVC insulation, is smooth for pulling through wire loom and conduit, tough enough to resist grease, oil, and acid, and has a temperature rating of 176°F (80°C). If you need a higher temperature and performance wire, use crosslinked SXL wire instead. Available in 10 different solid colors: Red, Black, White, Green, Blue, Yellow, Brown, Orange, Purple, and Pink. Each copper wire core is composed of smaller gauge strands of pure copper creating high conductivity, flexibility, and durability. RoHS compliant and meets or exceeds SAE spec J1128 and J378. Ideal for wiring 12 volt or 24 volt electrical systems with a maximum voltage rating of 60 volts. Available in small bundles, and larger spools.

Automotive Wire Amperage Capacity Chart

 

Recommended Length and Amperage for Automotive Wire while maintaining a 2% or less voltage drop at 12 volts
Automotive Wire Size 5 Amps 10 Amps 15 Amps 20 Amps 25 Amps 30 Amps
20 Gauge Wire (AWG)  4.5 ft 2.2 ft 1.6 ft   .  
18 Gauge Wire (AWG)  7.3 ft 3.7 ft 2.4 ft 1.8 ft  
16 Gauge Wire (AWG)  11.5 ft  5.8 ft  3.8 ft 2.9 ft  2.3 ft  1.9 ft
14 Gauge Wire (AWG)  18.4 ft  9.2 ft  6.1 ft 4.6 ft  3.7 ft  3.1 ft
12 Gauge Wire (AWG)  29.4 ft  14.7 ft  9.8 ft 7.4 ft  5.9 ft  4.9 ft
10 Gauge Wire (AWG) 46.8 ft  23.4 ft  15.6 ft 11.7 ft  9.4 ft 7.8 ft
8 Gauge Wire (AWG)  74.4 ft  37.2 ft  24.8 ft 18.6 ft  14.9 ft  12.4 ft

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