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ANCOR MARINE Primary Wire by the Foot

Sophisticated marine electronics and instruments only operate at peak potential when supplied with power at the right voltage, and that necessitates high-quality wire. Ordinary automotive-type wire can suffer a loss of conductivity, caused by corrosion and/or vibration, after a few months in the marine environment. Corrosion takes place when the wire’s jacket and insulation are compromised by water intrusion, which rapidly corrodes the copper conductor. Ancor wire is rated for oily and wet environments because its jacket is impervious to those conditions.

Each strand of Ancor wire has a tin coating for extra corrosion resistance (note the “silver” look to Ancor wire when you strip it). Vibration is always present on a boat, and will quickly fatigue and crack coarsely-stranded wire. Ancor wire is Type 3 stranded, meaning that it has 5-10 times more copper strands than Type 2 wire, so it’s more flexible and fatigue-resistant. Ancor wire is Marine UL-listed, and meets the highest ABYC standards for AC or DC use. Finally, Ancor wire is based on AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire sizes, which are 6-12% larger than SAE gauge wire, so you get more current-carrying ability than from similar SAE wire.

  • Wire Type: Primary
  • Construction: Tinned copper
  • Conductors (Color and # of): Single
  • Approvals: UL, ABYC, CSA
Customer Reviews
Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Primary Wire by the Foot, 18-Gauge, Black 102048 100050
In stock online.

$0.39

Primary Wire by the Foot, 18-Gauge, Orange 4736914 100550
Limited availability.

$0.29

Primary Wire by the Foot, 18-Gauge, Purple 4736922 100750
In stock online.

$0.39

Primary Wire by the Foot, 18-Gauge, Red 102071 100850
In stock online.

$0.39

Primary Wire by the Foot, 18-Gauge, Yellow 4736930 101050
In stock online.

$0.39

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, Black 214510 102050
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, Blue 431868 102112
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, Green 440125 102312
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, Orange 4736815 102550
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, Red 214064 102850
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, White, (Up to 500' lengths) 4736708 102950
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 16-Gauge, Yellow 442683 103011
In stock online.

$0.44

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, Black 214056 104050
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, Blue 4736724 104150
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, Green 588467 104350
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, Orange 4736856 104550
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, Red 214049 104850
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, White 588459 104950
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 14-Gauge, Yellow, (Up to 400' lengths) 448763 105012
In stock online.

$0.57

Primary Wire by the Foot, 12-Gauge, Black 214031 106040
In stock online.

$0.63

Primary Wire by the Foot, 12-Gauge, Blue 445124 106112
In stock online.

$0.63

Primary Wire by the Foot, 12-Gauge, Green 588442 106340
In stock online.

$0.63

Primary Wire by the Foot, 12-Gauge, Red 214023 106840
In stock online.

$0.63

Primary Wire by the Foot, 12-Gauge, White 588434 106940
In stock online.

$0.63

Primary Wire by the Foot, 12-Gauge, Yellow 443178 107012
In stock online.

$0.63

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, Black 227728 108010
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, Blue 102238 108110
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, Green 290858 108310
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, Orange 102246 108510
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, Red 227710 108810
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, White 385500 108910
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 10-Gauge, Yellow 2612281 109010
In stock online.

$0.74

Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Black 152876 111010
In stock online.

$1.19

Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Green 290866 111310
In stock online.

$1.19

Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Red 152868 111510
In stock online.

$1.19

Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, White 385518 111710
In stock online.

$1.19

Primary Wire by the Foot, 8-Gauge, Yellow 1920123 111910
In stock online.

$1.19

Product Description

Sophisticated marine electronics and instruments only operate at peak potential when supplied with power at the right voltage, and that necessitates high-quality wire. Ordinary automotive-type wire can suffer a loss of conductivity, caused by corrosion and/or vibration, after a few months in the marine environment. Corrosion takes place when the wire’s jacket and insulation are compromised by water intrusion, which rapidly corrodes the copper conductor. Ancor wire is rated for oily and wet environments because its jacket is impervious to those conditions.

Each strand of Ancor wire has a tin coating for extra corrosion resistance (note the “silver” look to Ancor wire when you strip it). Vibration is always present on a boat, and will quickly fatigue and crack coarsely-stranded wire. Ancor wire is Type 3 stranded, meaning that it has 5-10 times more copper strands than Type 2 wire, so it’s more flexible and fatigue-resistant. Ancor wire is Marine UL-listed, and meets the highest ABYC standards for AC or DC use. Finally, Ancor wire is based on AWG (American Wire Gauge) wire sizes, which are 6-12% larger than SAE gauge wire, so you get more current-carrying ability than from similar SAE wire.

  • Wire Type: Primary
  • Construction: Tinned copper
  • Conductors (Color and # of): Single
  • Approvals: UL, ABYC, CSA

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Ancor Marine Primary Wire By The Foot, 14-gauge, Blue
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (4)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to install (3)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small boats (3)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Ancor Wire

    By Shocking Pete

    from Long Beach, Ca

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

    • Off Taste

    Best Uses

    • Electrical
    • Large Boats
    • Lashing Items Together
    • Small Boats

    Comments about Ancor Marine Primary Wire By The Foot, 18-gauge, Black:

    This stuff is great. I needed to transfer 12v power from the rear of the boat to the console and this stuff really worked! Its almost magical the way the electrical voltage passes thru this stuff like it was made to do so. I was transferring the voltage in a small bucket prior to this and it was a compete hassle to keep my radio going. I don't know how I did without this.

     
    5.0

    Quality Wire

    By jeep guy

    from Rhode Island

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Reliable
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor

      Comments about Ancor Marine Primary Wire By The Foot, 14-gauge, Blue:

      Used this product to re-wire a car trailer. Purchased all of the needed colors for easy i.d. and with the high quality of this product it should be the last time it will need to be done.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By CC Glenn

      from Harrison, Ohio

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Reliable
      • Waterproof

      Cons

      • Rolled up poorly

      Best Uses

      • Small Boats

      Comments about Ancor Marine Primary Wire By The Foot, 18-gauge, Black:

      I rewired a 1974 23' Chris Craft Lancer

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great wire

      By J.H.

      from TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Waterproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Boats
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Ancor Marine Primary Wire By The Foot, 16-gauge, Orange:

        Great wire. Flexible, sturdy, strips well, exposed "wire" doesn't fray, easy to twist.

        Would recommend for any primary wire application.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Marine Wire

        By Boat Fixer

        from Frederick, MD

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about Ancor Marine Primary Wire By The Foot, 18-gauge, Black:

        Reasonably priced quality marine wire

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