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10 Gauge Primary Wire - Red - per Foot

10 Gauge Primary Wire - Red - per Foot

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Copper primary wire can be used for a variety of trailer and automotive applications. This wire meets SAE J1128 specifications for the transportation industry. The general-purpose thermoplastic insulation resists automotive fluids. Lowest Prices for the best wiring from Deka. 10 Gauge Primary Wire - Red - per Foot part number DW02508-1 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Deka Wiring - DW02508-1

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Copper primary wire can be used for a variety of trailer and automotive applications. This wire meets SAE J1128 specifications for the transportation industry. The general-purpose thermoplastic insulation resists automotive fluids.


  • 10-Gauge standard copper primary wire is ideal for trailer and automotive use
  • General Purpose Thermo-Plastic (GPT) insulation is highly resistant to acids, gasoline, oil, grease, and most industrial solvents
  • Stranded copper wire maintains flexibility
  • Meets SAE J1128 specifications
  • Red color


  • Quantity: 1'
  • Maximum power rating: 60 volts
  • Gauge: 10
  • Operating temperature: 40 F to 176 F

02508 Deka 10 Gauge Red Primary Wire - per Foot

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Video Transcript for Deka Wiring DW02508-1 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Deka 10 gauge primary wire. This 10 gauge standard copper primary wire is ideal for trailer and automotive use. It uses the general purpose thermoplastic insulation that's highly resistant to acids, gasoline, oil, grease, and most industrial solvents. As you can see, the stranded copper wire is designed to maintain flexibility. It meets SAE J1128 specifications, and it's ROHS compliant. The jacketing is red in color.

Product's made in the USA, it's sold by the foot, and the maximum power rating is 60 volts.That's going to do it for today's look at the Deka 10 gauge primary wire.


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