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Great cables - not sure what all the complaining is about
on January 24, 2014
Well, apparently there are two types of cables being sold here. I see all the complaints about 'copper-clad-aluminum' from a lot of guys screaming 'they aren't copper', but the ones I have are solid copper wire. A simple scrape test told me that, being as I cut mine down to use the wire to set up a 1600-watt inverter with. Every inch of the wire was copper. Solid copper. The end clamps could have been better quality, but since I bought these to wire in an inverter with, anyhow (pulling over 100-amps, constantly), I didn't see the need to stress over clamps I was going to cut off and toss, anyway.
I did try them out as 'jumper cables' before I cut them up, and they did work fine. I have a 30' set of 0-AWG cables in my truck, so I didn't need another set there - but these would have easily done the job, if I needed them to. The COPPER cables are doing just fine in my inverter set-up now - and absolutely no problems with them. The copper IS 4-AWG, also, not some wanna-be 6-AWG trash.
Don't know what to tell the people complaining - maybe the Chinese did a bait and switch on you - but I did get copper with mine. As for using them, they are more-than-enough to jump start a 1-ton V8 12-volt system, EASILY. If you melt these cables down, even if you have the aluminum set, then clearly you have shorted your charge system, or your battery has a short in it. There is NO WAY you are going to smoke these cables jumping a 12-volt system off, if the system is ok.