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Unread 02-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #11
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Default Re: Wire Sizes = Gauge?

#6 , #4 gage has to do with wire size / Volume.
Solid #4 will be smaller then a stranded #4, so diameter will tell U nothing.

As for speed (without increasing voltage) increase tire size to get more speed,
But to keep the low end torque you had with the smaller tires,
U need more amps = bigger wires, controller !
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Unread 02-12-2010, 11:06 AM   #12
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Thats all true, bigger tires, bigger controller, and bigger wires.

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Default Re: Wire Sizes = Gauge?

In the average cart There is about 20 feet of high current line.

With 48v @ 300 Amps you will get this approximate loss.

#6 4.9V = 10%

#4 3.1V = 6%

#2 1.9V = 4%

This does not include terminal to lug to contactor to F/R switch loss.
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In the average cart There is about 20 feet of high current line.

With 48v @ 300 Amps you will get this approximate loss.

#6 4.9V = 10%

#4 3.1V = 6%

#2 1.9V = 4%

This does not include terminal to lug to contactor to F/R switch loss.
Good stuff! Gunny
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Unread 02-12-2010, 02:14 PM   #15
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Default Re: Wire Sizes = Gauge?

OK so i just saw on the larger of the two sized wires #6 so i'm assuming thats 6 gauge.

Then the smaller would be 8 gauge?

So im going to change all to 4 gauge would you agree?

Next question is where to buy it and do i have to use all the different colors, ie Black red blue orange etc or should i just use the standard black and mark them?
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Default Re: Wire Sizes = Gauge?

some of the site sponsers have #4 upgrade kits color coded,
YES maintain the color codes so you can trouble shoot it from the schematic (which has colors.
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