This wire features red and yellow insulated primary conductors with a white, round, outer jacket.
The use of "Safety Wire" can prevent confusion between AC and DC wires.
On a boat with both AC and DC circuits, it is possible to confuse the black negative wire of a DC circuit with the black current carrying (hot) wire of an AC circuit.
The result can be fatal.
Safety Wire uses red and yellow as colors for the positive and negative (respectively) leads in DC circuits.
This helps avoid any confusion, since all AC and DC wires will then have different colors.
• Tinned copper stranding for maximum protection against corrosion and electrolysis
• Ultra flexible type 3/class K stranding resists fatigue due to vibration and flexing
• Inner conductors are color-coded (red and yellow) to ABYC standards
• Insulation is rated at 600 volts, 105°C dry and 75°C wet; heat resistant
• Exceeds all UL 1426, US Coast Guard Charterboat (CFR Title 46) and ABYC standards
• Priced and sold by the spool