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Definition SAE or Society of Automotive Engineers is an international professional association which develops global standards for engineering industries. The standards of the organization harmonize the production of different types of cables and electrical equipment and offer a foundation for all manufacturers to be on the same page. SAE standards enable manufacturers to improve their quality of products and meet safety guidelines.
The SAE cable in the scope of our article is used to establish a connection between a battery and other devices. The cables are generally used for automobiles and motorbikes though you can also use them for solar panels and alternative energy applications. It is one of the components of a PCB that are soldered to provide it extra sturdiness. When harnessed with a battery system, the polarity of the terminals is designed to prevent any incidents of the short circuit even if the exposed ends come in contact with the metal vehicle chassis.
For this reason, the exposed terminals of the cable are connected to the negative outlet of the battery. On the other hand, the positive end of a battery charger is often exposed and hooked up with the concealed SAE connector. The circuitry of the battery charger also contributes to reducing any possible risks of short circuits. Lead-acid batteries have higher chances of experiencing short-circuits, so you need to use a good quality SAE cable to mitigate the risks.
But their versatility means you can also use them for other industries. It has rings or clips at one end to connect to the battery and features a standard SAE connector on the other end. The cable also has a 15 Amp to 25 Amp fuse in between for protecting the battery. You can set up the cable and connect a battery tender to charge the battery of your vehicle or motorcycle.
For this reason, they are suitable for use with different types of automotive parts safely. You can channel the SAE connector from the side of your bike and connect battery tender or other devices. The SAE battery connector features two ring terminals which you have to connect to the positive and negative points of the battery. The terminals are generally colour-coded in red and black for your convenience.
You can buy longer SAE connector cables which can measure 25 feet. These are ideal for use in the garage where you need to have power access for the battery charger which can be located away from the vehicle.
Some manufacturers can use different types of connectors, but SAE is preferred because they are easy to use, affordable, easily available and safe. The SAE plug at the end of the cable enables you to connect different accessories and charger boxes.
Most of the SAE plugs are compatible with motorcycle tank bags. The SAE plugs are used across different industries and applications such as alternative energy, utility and off-grid solutions, recreational vehicles, vehicle installations, emergency and more. Their versatility also makes them suitable for navigation equipment, mobile phones and laptops. The SAE plugs are made for low-voltage though you can find many products which handle a higher amount of voltage for use in RVs, trucks and other heavy-duty applications.
You can find different lengths of SAE plugs for automobiles of all sizes. After the initial job of setting up the SAE, plugs are over. You can look forward to a tool-less assembly then onwards. For example, you can have a USB adapter right inside your vehicle we will discuss in detail about SAE to USB a bit later or take advantage of a male to female adapter to establish a connection. Another type of SAE adapter is commonly used to connect traditional SAE chargers or jumpstart equipment to newer types of cables.
These are sometimes used in power sports applications along with automobiles and provide an easy way to connect different equipment. Generally, the adapters are designed to achieve minimal power loss and maximum current flow. One form of SAE adapter is quite common in cars and helps you light up your smoke. The convenient SAE to electrical lighter adapters sit comfortably in the dashboard of your vehicle and are connected to the battery on the other end.
Different accessories and equipment manufacturers also produce custom adapters to accommodate their products. For example, you can find custom adapters that fit with chargers, solar panels, heated clothing, GPS and other SAE devices.
SAE cables come in all shapes and sizes and are made to suit different needs. We have already discussed some of the applications like heated clothing and battery chargers that use SAE cables. The advance of technology and change in our lifestyle have led to the development of new types of SAE cables to meet our modern needs.
We use some gadgets as a part of our daily life which need a power source to keep functioning. Having a common interface makes it easy to keep all your devices up and to run with simple charging options. The SAE connector is hooked to the battery unit of your vehicle or motorcycle while USB connectors are placed on the dashboard or your fuel tank. You may need to use a separate SAE extension cable to connect the adapter to the battery.
You should check the power compatibility of your device before connecting them to the UBS ports. A low power level automatically protects the battery from total discharge.
The voltage of your battery is also another important consideration as not all SAE to USB cables can sustain the same amount of voltage. Some can sustain as high as 12 Volts while others can support low outputs of 5 Volts. The USB end sometimes comes with a protective cap to seal the ports when they are not in use.
You can look for safety features like protection for overheating, short circuit and high voltages. In our next chapter, we will give a brief overview of SEA connector extension cable. Sometimes the battery chargers need to be connected with wall AC outlet, and the SAE cable may not be able to reach the vehicle parked outside.
You may also want to have a bit of freedom and charge your devices sitting by the side of your motorcycle. At times the standard battery SAE harness falls short in length leaving you in a fix! An SAE connector extension cable comes to the rescue in such situations by offering you an extra length of the cable. You can connect them to the SAE plug and hook the other end to the battery charger or your device. SAE cables have specific standards which define their scope and application. We will take a look at the common standards in the next chapter.
J, J, J are some of the standards in use. We will take a look at some common standards and find out what they are used for. You can use them for high-energy applications like solar grids and also for high-power automotive needs of trucks and RVs. J SAE cables are ideal if your job involves assembling ignition cables.
The J is the commonly used low voltage battery cable used in motorbikes and cars to connect the battery to different devices using an SAE plug. The J is the low voltage primary cable necessary to charge your vehicle battery and jumpstart it. J is meant explicitly for automotive trailer tow connector and can withstand high loads of DC.
The manufacturers of SAE cables duly declare the specifications of their products and the applications so that you can choose easily based on your needs. We have almost arrived at the end of our article.
Before wrapping things up, we will take a look at different types of SAE connector to cables. You need to determine your need and application in order to choose the right connector.
We will explore the common type of connectors so that you can find it easy to make your choice. The cables have a standard SAE plug at one end while the other end is exposed so that you can connect them to any wire or connector. The SAE cables are designed to withstand high levels of heat, oil, solvent and abrasion. The insulation material allows the cable to have a low-temperature resistance and high scrape strength.
You can use it for automotive wiring and connecting to various vehicle and motorcycle accessories. The cables are also suitable for military, industrial and agricultural use and work with older SAE models without any problem.
The SAE cables are also made to be solvent resistant, heat resistant and weather resistant. You can use them for any application which demands the transfer of DC power. Generally, the cables have a smaller over a mould which allows you to fit them in tight spaces. It features a conventional SAE connector in one end and two clips or clamps on the other to connect to the battery. The clamps are colour-coded in red and black so that you know which one goes to the positive and which one connects to the negative.
Conclusion SAE cables have a wide range of application in different industries such as automotive, agriculture, military and renewable energy. They come in different specifications which you must be aware of after reading this post. Knowing the specifications is necessary for choosing the right SAE cable and the success of your project. Why Will You Love Us? Specialized products like smartphones and laptops cannot be equipped with traditional rigid circuit boards without compromising on their compact design or lighter weight.
An ideal solution is a flexible PCB that is comparatively newer technology and is being used too widely in medical, automotive and consumer electronic products. You can order SAE cables with custom specifications or international standards by getting in touch with us. We can manufacture high-quality and safe wiring solutions meeting your design and parameters. You can go for customized lengths, insulations, connectors and more depending on your project.
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