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What guage wire?

Postby Drew » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:46 pm

I was going to order some bulk wire online and I realized I don't know what size to order without looking at the wire in person. What is the normal size for general purpose wiring of these? http://www.genuinedealz.com/marine-wire ... -boat-wire

Also let me know if you know of a better website to order from.
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Re: What guage wire?

Postby thediverdude » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:18 pm

Not sure what components you are wiring, but West Marine has a chart to help determine wire size. The link should take you the chart.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/st ... vLhrft-b1U
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Re: What guage wire?

Postby Kelper » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:47 pm

Matt,

That is where I got all of my wire. It's good stuff,and the best prices I could find. They ship fast and free.

I used 14ga or 12ga to wire in most of my electronics. The #4 and #8 for running to a sub panel, to battery switches, etc and then really big for my battery cables. I ordered a 250ft roll of the round 2 wire #12 and and another roll of the #14, and it was enough to wire my entire boat with left over, minus he bigger stuff I needed. Make sure to get plenty of heat shrink connecters from them too. Lugs, etc. I don't know about where you live, but buying the stuff locally and paying local prices hurts.
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Re: What guage wire?

Postby Drew » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:03 am

That site I posted is sold out of most of their wire.

I'm ordering from http://gregsmarinewiresupply.com/Zen/

It also says made in USA and is a little cheaper on the one item I compared.
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Re: What guage wire?

Postby lone eagle » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:50 pm

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/amps- ... d_730.html
note that distance is total of red and black wires
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