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Unread 10-10-2011, 08:38 PM   #1
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What is the best guage cable for the wiring between batteries and controller?

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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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Most will say 4 guage, I say if you are gonna do the cables, go with #2, that way no matter what upgrades you do in the future, you will be good, don't forget the cables going to the controller and motor.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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would 6g be ok this cart will be light duty for yard work and such?
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:49 PM   #4
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If you plan on getting a 500amp or higher controller than go with 2ga. If you are running stock to 400amp then 4ga is good. It is better to go bigger than too small! As Scott said, replace them all. Remember to use 2 wrenches on the motor bolts so you don't spin the motor studs!
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:52 PM   #5
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If you plan on getting a 500amp or higher controller than go with 2ga. If you are running stock to 400amp then 4ga is good. It is better to go bigger than too small! As Scott said, replace them all. Remember to use 2 wrenches on the motor bolts so you don't spin the motor studs!
I only need to replace the battery cables themselves as some geekers stole the batteries and connecting cables.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 09:55 PM   #6
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6ga will be fine. If you can put 4ga on, it will charge a bit faster due to more flow. That really sucks that somebody stole your batteries.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 10:04 PM   #7
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Believe it or not the guy I am fixing the cart for is a Sheriff. They stole them out of his yard. Lucky for them he was on duty, otherwise they would be dead....
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Unread 10-10-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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isn't 6 gauge what came stock? Or was it 8?
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Unread 10-10-2011, 11:42 PM   #9
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6g is stock, 4g is an upgrade.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 07:55 AM   #10
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For the difference in cost, being you need new ones anyways, I would go with the 4g . . .
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