-True AWG 1/0 gauge power or ground wire.
-This wire is full Oxygen Free Copper that has a silver tinned coating. This increases the conductivity and also protects the copper from corrosion. We highly recommend Tinned for underhood connections and anything exposed to the elements.
-Matte Finish for increased flexibility.
-This wire has an internal diameter of 13 mm (just under ½”) and an outside diameter of 16 mm (just over 5/8”)
How To Prevent Corrosion
To prevent accelerated corrosion, tinned copper conductors can be used as an added layer of protection.
Tinned copper is primarily used in environments susceptible to long-term exposure to excess water. The tin coating on the copper protects the wire from corrosion and premature cable failure.
PROTECTION AGAINST COPPER CORROSION
The sole purpose of electrical wire and cable is to conduct an electric current from one point to another, but if the cable starts to corrode, it can quickly become damaged and result in loss of performance. While bare copper is fairly resistant to corrosion, tinned copper conductors prevent accelerated corrosion against wet and contaminated environments.
Tinned copper is primarily used for protection against oxidation and corrosion. In climates where copper has long-term exposure to water, the oxygen will combine with the metal and form copper oxide, weakening the bonds of the metal. It is worse if the wire is in contact with salt water. As more of this oxide forms, it weakens the integrity of the copper making it brittle and crumbly. Corrosive copper wire is less efficient at moving electricity and can cause safety hazards.