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Primary Wire Mini Spools

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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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
18-Gauge Primary Wire, Black, 35' Spool 588426 180003
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$13.99

18-Gauge Primary Wire, Brown, 35' Spool 3878931 180203
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$13.99

18-Gauge Primary Wire, Orange, 35' Spool 102287 180503
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$13.99

18-Gauge Primary Wire, Purple, 35' Spool 102295 180703
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$13.99

18-Gauge Primary Wire, Red, 35' Spool 593608 180803
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$13.99

18-Gauge Primary Wire, White, 35' Spool 102303 180903
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, Black, 25' Spool 106187 182003
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, Blue, 25' Spool 385534 182103
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, Green, 25' Spool 290940 182303
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, Orange, 25' Spool 102311 182503
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, Red, 25' Spool 106179 182803
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, White, 25' Spool 290908 182903
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$13.99

16-Gauge Primary Wire, Yellow, 25' Spool 385542 183003
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Black, 18' Spool 106138 184003
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Blue, 18' Spool 385559 184103
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Green, 18' Spool 290932 184303
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Orange, 18' Spool 102329 184503
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Purple, 18' Spool 102337 184703
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Red, 18' Spool 106120 184803
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, White, 18' Spool 106104 184903
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$13.99

14-Gauge Primary Wire, Yellow, 18' Spool 385567 185003
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$13.99

12-Gauge Primary Wire, Black, 12' Spool 156570 186003
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$13.99

12-Gauge Primary Wire, Red, 12' Spool 156620 186803
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$13.99

10-Gauge Primary Wire, Black, 8' Spool 290916 188003
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$13.99

10-Gauge Primary Wire, Red, 8' Spool 290924 188803
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$13.99

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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