HOLLY HILL, FL (09.14.2021) – Metra Marine by Metra Electronics is launching new amplifier wiring kits, individual accent lights, and accent lighting kits for boats at the 2021 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX). Drawing on Metra’s expertise in high-performance automotive audio and lighting accessories, the Metra Marine line delivers four new amplifier wiring kits, six new accent lights, and two new accent lighting kits designed for the
demands of boating.
Metra Marine’s new amplifier wiring kits feature fully tinned oxygen-free wire in a BC5W2 marine compliant jacket. Benefits to using tinned copper wire versus bare copper wire are that it won’t corrode, oxidize and turn green, and it’s easy to solder. Metra uses 100% virgin oxygen-free copper, which ensures that the tin doesn’t flake off from the copper, commonly seen when using recycled copper. While it is also common to tin just the tips of the wire for cost savings, this practice does not actually provide any benefits. Metra’s amp kits use fully tinned copper wire from top to bottom to ensure a reliable connection that can withstand a harsh marine environment and salty air. The ignition-protected circuit breaker is IP67 rated with stainless steel connection points for corrosion resistance. Included in the kits are:
● A four or eight gauge tinned oxygen-free copper siamese red power and yellow ground
wire (10 or 20 feet)
● 18-gauge tinned oxygen-free copper blue remote turn-on wire (18 feet)
● Connectors, ring terminals, and wire ties
● Ignition protected circuit breaker (50-amp or 100-amp)
The amplifier kits will be available soon and come in two different gauge and length options as
ML-AK8-10: 8 AWG Amp Kit (10 feet)
ML-AK8-20: 8 AWG Amp Kit (20 feet)
ML-AK4-10: 4 AWG Amp Kit (10 feet)
ML-AK4-20: 4 AWG Amp Kit (20 feet)
For boat lighting, Metra Marine’s new accent lights are designed to illuminate the livewell, deck, storage section, and other areas of a boat. The IP67 rated lights have durable weather-resistant enclosures to seal out moisture and prevent corrosion. The low current draw of the LEDs reduces strain on the battery and the kits feature corrosion-resistant tinned wires and include installation hardware. Two new kits include six mini stainless steel cover accent lights and three larger utility lights with high-impact plastic in blue or white LED colors. The lights are also available individually in blue or white LEDs, with either a chrome plastic bezel enclosure, clear plastic bezel enclosure, or stainless steel bezel enclosure.
All of the Metra Marine accent lights are in stock now:
ML-ALCK9-W: White LED Accent Lighting Kit (9 Lights)
ML-ALCK9-B: Blue LED Accent Lighting Kit (9 Lights)
ML-AL2SS-W: White 2-LED Accent Light – Stainless Steel Bezel
ML-AL2SS-B: Blue 2-LED Accent Light – Stainless Steel Bezel
ML-AL2CL-W: White 2-LED Accent Light – Clear Plastic Bezel
ML-AL2CL-B: Blue 2-LED Accent Light – Clear Plastic Bezel
ML-AL4CL-W: White 4-LED Accent Light – Chrome Plastic Bezel
ML-AL4CL-B: Blue 4-LED Accent Light – Chrome Plastic Bezel
Metra will be at booth #3-1918 at IBEX, a trade-only show for the marine industry, held September 28-30 at the Tampa Convention Center. Additional marine products from their line can be seen at MetraMarine.com.