Electrical Components

As well as lithium batteries (click here) Raceparts is able to provide a wide range of electrical components which you could find useful in completing a Formula Student car. For pricing and lead-times please contact us with your requirements.

Cable & Wire
Raceparts can offer battery cable which is suitable for your main battery feed. This is available in both single or double insulated super flexible cable. The cable is resistant to petrol and oil with a temperature rating of -30⁰C to 70⁰C. This cable is available in red or black colours. There are two sizes available, 16mmsq or 25mmsq. The 16mm is rated for 110amps and the 25mm is rated for 170amps. A heavy duty crimping tool is also available. Cable termins with either 6, 8 or 10 mm holes.

As well as battery cabling Raceparts can supply cable suitable for wiring. This cable is available in a variety of different core sizes such as:

Part No. Core Size (mmsq) Suggested Application Current Rating (AMPS)
RW0.75 0.75 Side/tail lights, Sensors 14
RW1.5 1.5 Horn, Fuel/water pump 21
RW2.5 2.5 Cooling fan, Head lamps 29
RW4.0 4 Dynamo, Alternator and Ammeter circuits 39
RW6.0 6 Dynamo, Alternator and Ammeter circuits 50

10mtr or 50mtr rolls are available in the smaller sizes and 5mtr or 30mtr in the larger sizes. There is a wide range of colour options available as well. Black and red is available in every size, purple, brown, green and yellow are available in certain sizes. Please call or email if your require further details.

Master Switches
Raceparts offers three different models of master switch which meet the Formula Student regulations. We always recommend that when you purchase a master switch that you make sure you have many spare keys. These can be easily lost so it is worth making sure that you have backups just in case. The specification of these are shown below:

Part No. Description Alternator Protection FIA Approved Spare Key Part No. Spare Resistor Part No.
RPMS002 Standard Master Switch Yes Yes MO789 RPRES
MW002 Autolec Master Switch Yes Yes MW002B MW002C
14205-00 Hella Type Master Switch No No 14205-01 N/A

Alternators and Starter Motorsport
Raceparts offers a wide range of alternators and starter motors. For more information please click here.

Raceparts is a Motorsport distributor from MSD. This includes MSD's range of ignition systems, coils, spark plug wires and other accessories. For more information please click here.

Rain Lights and Brake Lights
For more information on the range of brake lights (rain lights) available please click here.

Other Electrical Components
Raceparts has a range of switches, lights and other electrical components available. These include but are not limited to:

  • Toggle switches - on/off, on/off/on, sprung/off and switches with aircraft style flip cover and all available. Rubber boots for toggle switches
  • Starter button
  • Momentary push button
  • Warning lights - Red, Green, Amber, Blue
  • Voltage regulators
  • Anderson plugs - Red or Grey, 50A or 175A plus accessories
  • Battery chargers

If there is anything else you require which is not listed here that you require then please contact us either via email or phone.

Raceparts offers a wide variety of Formula Student and Formula SAE related products. For more details on the sort of products we offer please click here. If you would like general advice and information on competing in Formula Student or other motorsport activities then please click here.