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Old 03-20-2017, 06:49 PM
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Default Wire size for amp load

Don't burn up your car when choosing the wire for the lights etc..


Amps @ 12 Volts LENGTH OF WIRE
American Wire Gauge (AWG)
.........3′ _5′ _7′ 10′ 15′ 20′ 25′
1___18 18 18 18 18 18 18
2___18 18 18 18 18 18 18
3___18 18 18 18 18 18 18
4___18 18 18 18 18 18 18
5___18 18 18 18 18 18 18
6___18 18 18 18 18 18 16
7__ 18 18 18 18 18 18 16
8__ 18 18 18 18 18 16 16
10_ 18 18 18 18 16 16 14
11_ 18 18 18 18 16 16 14
12_
18 18 18 18 16 16 14
15_
18 18 18 18 14 14 12
18_ 18 18 16 16 14 14 12
20_ 18 18 16 16 14 12 10
22_ 18 18 16 14 12 12 10
24_ 18 18 16 14 12 12 10
30_ 18 16 14 12 10 10 10
36_ 16 14 14 12 10 10 10
40_ 16 14 12 12 10 10_ 8
50_ 16 14 12 10 10 10 _8
100 12 12 10 10 _6 _6 _4
150 10 10_ 8 _8 _4 _4_ 2
200 10 _8_ 8_ 6_ 4 _4 _2
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gage would be how much smoke was in it right?
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It should also be noted this is for 12 volts 6 volts will require much heavier wire. Want to see the starter drag on a 6 volt Cadillac try using 12 volt cables.
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Default Wire size for amp load

For pos ground you will also need a inverse wire.
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So using extension cords not a good idea...
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So using extension cords not a good idea...
it will work you need to use a number of them

these new cars runnig 110 volts threw stuff really use some small wiring
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