Wire and wire installation is a key factor in successful decoder installations. Substitution of recommended wire and wire splices is at the installer’s own risk and is a major cause of start-up service troubles. Hunter provides two types of wire for use with I-CORE DUAL™ decoder systems
ID1 WIRE: Two-conductor, solid-core, twisted, color-coded red and blue, direct burial PE jacket 14AWG/1.6 mm dia. copper wires. Suitable up to 5000 feet/1500 m.
ID2 WIRE: Two-conductor, solid-core, twisted, color-coded red and blue, direct burial PE jacket 12AWG/2.05 mm dia. copper wires. Suitable up to 7500 feet/2300 m.
Hunter requires twisted wire meeting the listed specifications on all paths. The twist in the wire is an essential part of surge suppression. As lightning damage is never covered by warranty, it is in the installer’s best interest to share what Hunter has learned in nearly two decades of decoder installations, by using twisted wire that meets all the above specifications. Wire may be substituted provided it meets or exceeds these specifications. The red/blue coding is a convenience for matching the wires to Hunter decoders. Color coding the two different conductors is mandatory.