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Old 16th September 2014, 08:35 AM   #1
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I've got plenty of 20 gauge, 600 volt, 200 degree centigrade wire, PTFE coating.
Is this adequate for all connections in the AmpCamp amp, or do I need some 16 gauge also?
I'm still learning, so your help is appreciated. Thanks, Craig
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Old 25th September 2014, 03:06 AM   #2
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You can always double up on the wire by twisting more than one strand together. I often do this instead of buying larger wire if i only need a little for power wiring or speaker outputs. Good luck , and have fun!
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Old 25th September 2014, 05:13 AM   #3
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Click the image to open in full size.

Not making a comment on what I think you should do, as sometimes a bit of overhead is good, but this should let you know if it's safe.

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Old 25th September 2014, 11:09 AM   #4
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Destoyer OS,
what is that attachment telling us?

What is "12 Volt System 2% Drop" telling us?
Is that peak or average current?
Is that total Flow and Return length of cable?
Is that "wire gauge" standard, or American, or other?
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16gauge (16awg) means 1.31mm˛ or 16swg means 1.626mm˛

You can use many strands of thinner wire to match the thicker solid core wire, it you need to match the "resistance".
Cable resistance is not usually the deciding factor in choosing the wire size.
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Destoyer OS,
what is that attachment telling us?
What is "12 Volt System 2% Drop" telling us?
Is that peak or average current?
It's both. 2% of peak if that's what you are starting with. 2% of average if that's what you are working with.
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Is that total Flow and Return length of cable?
The chart is labeled 'wire' not multi-core cable.
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Is that "wire gauge" standard, or American, or other?
From the wire sizes, it would be AWG (American Wire Gauge).
Or 'Gage', I have seen it both ways.
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