The RG59U is used for TV’s & SAT NAV’s. If the RG59U were stranded, the stranding of the wire would fold at the time of insertion. After tinning wire the stranding become very soft. In the application of TV & SAT NAV’s, the wire needs to be very strong.
Sealed Rocker Switches are UL 1077 Recognized
- Certified for prolonged submersion under pressure (front panel sealing) and UL Ignition Protected. Certified to IP66/IP68.
- Withstands extreme temperatures from -40°C to + 85°C.
- Endurance: 150,000 cycles minimum. Rating: 20A at 12V, 10A at 250V AC, 15A at 125V AC
We recommends crimping vs. soldering. Per ABYC standards (E-184.108.40.206), “Solder shall not be the sole means of mechanical connection in any circuit”. Further, crimping provides a solid mechanical connection resistant to “cold joints”, breaking under fatigue and removes strain when using double crimp nylon connectors.
Premium grade wire has tin plating over every strand, and it offers the ultimate in resistance against the subtle, long-term, internal corrosion that contributes to premature demise of marine wiring.
ANCOR recommends yellow wire as DC negative because black is the standard color for AC hot. There have been many cases of people working on their DC systems who have inadvertently cut the live AC wire. Because of the wide spread use of inverters, power generators and shore power connections, even today’s smallest boats pose a risk of inadvertently cutting into AC wires when working on DC systems.
The Double Crimp Terminal has an extra barrel which, when crimped, will remove all strain from the wire stranding and place the strain on the wire jacket. This prevents terminations from loosening under stress, pull or vibration all of which are common in the marine environment.
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