Custom Made Battery Cable

Build and See Your Custom Made Battery Cable Before You Buy:

A picture of your custom cable will appear here as your make selections from the menu items below

Use the form to start building your custom cable. You’ll see it in action inside this box.

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Main Wire
Wire Type
Wire Color
Wire Length (Inches)
Connection Ends
Top Connection
Bottom Connection
End Covers
Aux Lead Optional
Wire Type
Bottom Connection
Wire Length (Inches)
Wire Covering
Details

Esitmated Cost:

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About Custom Made Battery Cables

Custom orders take longer since we can’t build cables ahead of time.  We usually get them shipped in 1-3 business days.  However, it may take longer if we are very busy or if your order is very large or requires special order wire or parts.  Use our expedited “Rush” service if you need them shipped in 1 day or less.

Wire and Ends

Table of Contents

1. Wire and Ends

2. How To Use the Custom Battery Cable Visualizer

3. Build Your Custom Cable

4. Add Heat Shield (Bottom of Cable unless specified in the description) or Loom on entire cable

5. Rush Orders

I normally stock #6, #4, #2, #1, 1/0 and 2/0 SGT battery cable,  #10, #8, #4, #2, 1/0, 2/0, 3/0 and 4/0 SGX (high temp) battery cable and a few sizes of marine cable.  For more info click here wire sizes.

On the custom order form you have several choices of battery cable ends:
straight (most common), right elbow, left elbow, stud top/side post, ring (for the starter lug), or none (no end at all).  Flag terminals (for dual batteries) is not available for online ordering yet. To see pictures of the different types, visit my battery cable ends page..

When ordering, please specify whether you need a positive or negative cable (there is a difference in the cable ends), the length from battery post center to ring hole center.  Specify straight, elbow, or flag battery terminal and what size ring end (1/4, 5/16, 3/8, or 1/2 inch available although 5/16 and 3/8 are the most common). 

Also, specify whether you need any additional “auxiliary” wires coming out of either the battery and or the ring connector ends.

Please note: I use 2 to 2.5 inches of thick wall adhesive lined heat shrink on the battery terminals. That means an accessory lead is “one with” the cable for approx 3 inches from the battery terminal. 

So, a 12-inch accessory cable only has 9 “flexible” inches.  Sometimes that causes problems…  I always recommend people order them a little longer than they think they need. 

See a picture of the end of one of my Jeep Cherokee Battery Cables as an example. To place an order, e-mail me what style ends you want, the length, and if you want any additional wires.

How To Use the Custom Battery Cable Visualizer Tool

The tool will build the image of a cable on a table in front as you add the details you want.

The left terminal is what you want us to install on the left end of the cable. The right terminal is what you want on the right end.

Using the tool above, select what gauge and color wire you want, the length, the terminal or lug you want on the “Top” end, if you want a cover on that end, which terminal or lug you want on the “Bottom” end and if you want a cover on that end.

Then if you want an aux lead on the cable select the aux cable gauge, enter the length, and which terminal you want. We assume the aux wire is on the “Top” end.

When you are sure you have the cable is defined correctly, click the “Calculate Price” button. The description, price, a text box for special instructions, “Add-to-cart” and the “View-Cart” buttons should appear. Please review the cable description. That is the description we will be building your cable from so make sure it is correct.

If you want to add and special instructions, type them into the text box.

To check out click the “View-Cart” button.  You can change the quantity in the PayPal cart if you want to.

If you want additional cables, just fill the form out again with new measurements and repeat the process…

Prices:

Terminal and lug prices include labor and heavy wall heat shrink. Prices shown on the drop-down menus are for 2/0 cables. Prices for 4 gauge and 2 gauge terminals, heat shrink and labor are less than shown in the menu; 3/0 and 4/0 are more.

Shipping:

Shipping is based on the order total and added on at the last step in the shopping cart.

Small orders (under a pound) are $10 for USPS priority mail, larger orders are $15 to $25.

Returns:

A few folks have ordered custom-made cables and then realized the cables were too short.  Sorry, no one makes a cable stretcher. 

Because these are custom, made-to-order cables we cannot give full credit for returns.  Please be sure of what you want before you order it.  It will save us both time, money, energy, and headache.

Wire Types:

SGT is standard battery cable rated at 80 degrees C.
SGX is high temp battery cable, rated at 125C.  The insulation will be stiffer,
Marine (or M) obviously is marine-grade (SGT-M) meeting specs J1127 and J378.
SO means Special Order.  This selection will take longer.

Notes:

Please note that not all ends are available for all wire sizes. For example, 5/16 inch 90-degree ends are not available in 3/0 gauge and larger. If you define a cable that we can not build I will refund your money and suggest an alternative.

We normally spec our cable length tolerances as -0 to +2 inches from the center of hole to center of the hole (or end of the wire).

In other words, the cable won’t be short but it might be up to 2 inches longer than ordered.

Generally, we make them a little long. (Better to be a little long than too short, right?)  Making them a little longer makes it easier on us since we don’t have to work as hard to get the cable perfect. 

However, sometimes, in special circumstances, (usually on short cables), this makes the cables longer than desirable.

For example, if you only have room for a 6-inch cable, an 8-inch cable might not fit. If you need the cable to have a tighter tolerance ( ie +/- 1/2 inch) please make a note of it in the “Special Instructions” box that will appear after you calculate the price. 

Say something like “Build as close to requested length as possible.” or “use short cable tolerances”.  Please don’t ask for this on long cables.  (Hey, I just don’t think an extra inch is really going to mess up an 8-foot long cable.)

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