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Offline rwthib

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Max AWG Size for diff power
« on: September 30, 2018, 09:38:32 PM »
I planned to use 10 AWG as that is what I was using to Distro but power on diff is too small.
What are people using from power to diff 18? 14? Does it really matter?


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Re: Max AWG Size for diff power
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 06:52:14 AM »
I planned to use 10 AWG as that is what I was using to Distro but power on diff is too small.
What are people using from power to diff 18? 14? Does it really matter?

10gauge is overkill. If you needed that much amperage, you would be doing power injection in multiple locations.

I rarely go heavier than 16gauge. I've also just started using crimp-on ferrules to reduce the stupid stray wires that have blown a few fuses for me.
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Offline stanward

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Re: Max AWG Size for diff power
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 01:39:36 AM »
I always use the max size power wire that can fit reliably into those terminal housings, and in this case, I use 10AWG stranded.

I just wished the terminals on these boards are the screw terminal type, like the ones on the newer Distro boards.

Offline Emuney18

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Re: Max AWG Size for diff power
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 07:30:28 PM »
I always use 12 on the receivers. It fits nicely and then I know my wire is plenty big for the power supply.


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