bledsoe3 wrote: Is it easier now that certain members are not here to argue?
Aunti M wrote:Anyone wanna make a sticky
HotWheelsFiero wrote:Great write-up, thanks.
Instead of me wondering what will work and what won’t… could I just select the best wire no matter what I am running and just install it throughout the TD? Just in case an appliance/light gets “upgraded”? So, in that case could I wire the whole thing with 8g? Would the cost of doing such be cost prohibitive? Just wondering.
Joe G wrote:...I made a few wire gauge charts to use at work, and thought I'd post them for the benefit of everyone here as well.
I wire 8-10 old cars per year complete from scratch, and created these charts as a quick reference for choosing proper wire sizes...
Joe G wrote:...The charts show the minimum wire gauge sizes required to meet two different maximum voltage drop requirements at 12 volts.
The first is for 10% voltage drop - the industry accepted standard for modern cars...
Personally, I prefer a larger safety margin, so I use the 5% standard shown in the second chart. My mentor in auto wiring thinks this is excessive, but I like to think of it as cheap insurance.
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