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Re: Correct wire sizing
Is this 100% copper wire you're talking about??
> Here is a quick guide for the most common sizes:
> AWG AMPS OHMS/1000ft Vloss = #ft*#amps*(OHMS/1000)/1000
> 20 2 10.35
> 18 5 6.510
> 16 10 4.094
> 14 15 2.575
> 12 20 1.619
> 10 30 1.081
> 8 45 .6405
> 6 60 .4028
> There is some religion involved here too. Some people will use 10 gauge
> wire for a few amps while others don't sweat when using 14 gauge for 25
> Is there an SAE specification for this stuff?
> Most "automotive hookup wire" sold in auto parts stores has the teflon
> type of insulation that will tolerate the high temperatures found in a
> car. Don't use the PVC type or other general purpose electronic hookup
> wire. It won't last in the engine compartment and will melt more easily
> or burn in the event of a failure.
> Happy wiring.
> Don Hoefer
> '82 Coupe