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Technical => Lucas, Electrical, Ignition => Topic started by: nagrod on 22.03. 2012 12:12

Title: wire gage
Post by: nagrod on 22.03. 2012 12:12
I have two small sealed lead acid type 6v 4.5Ah batteries for my A10 that I want to hook up in parallel and was wondering what wire gage to use.

Thanks

Rick
Title: Re: wire gage
Post by: scotty on 22.03. 2012 12:28
14 gauge works for me  *smile*
Title: Re: wire gage
Post by: RichardL on 22.03. 2012 15:13
Rick,

Unless you have lights like one of the crazy scooters I saw when visiting the Ace Cafe, #14 AWG (or 2mm, metric) should work fine with our low current demands, as Scotty has suggested. You could go larger, but I would go no smaller. One thing about bigger wire, if you should you have a momentary short circuit, like a slip of the hand, your wire is less likely to melt the insulation or act like a fuse. #14 is probabaly fine in this way.

By the way, if anyone knows, I am curious if there is a clever British nickname for the type of scooter with a million lights or mirrors.

Richard L.
Title: Re: wire gage
Post by: Goldy on 22.03. 2012 17:06
Well Richard they were in the ownership of Mods in the Mods and Rocker days and the only nick name I remember was hairdryers.
Title: Re: wire gage
Post by: nagrod on 23.03. 2012 14:09
14 it will be then. Thanks for the info!

Rick