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UL 1426 Boat Cable is designed to survive the harsh conditions in and around the marine environment including felxible tinned copper stranding and a durable water and chemical resistant insulation.
It's just not worth taking the chance on wiring your boat with inferior wiring and cables that don't meet the standards provided for by today's marine electrical regulations.
Within the boating world there are regarded sources for safety information and "best practices". The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC), The United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) have paved the way for safer marine electrical installations by issuing safety standards and guidelines for manufacturers, service technicians, and boat owners. Continue reading
When it comes to boat wiring there's no need to be cheap and skimp on the quality.
While many wires and cables appear similiar at first look, there are many differences in the environment surrounding marine and boat specific installations requiring that the wiring outperform it's counterparts, that were designed primarilly for use on dry land.
In the world of boat wiring there are many opinions on what is acceptable but there are only a few very specific facts to consider when deciding on the correct wiring to use. All marine wires that have been investigated by UL will meet the requirements of UL1426, the numerical standard referenced in the BDFX.info Continue reading