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Unread 05-11-2012, 05:17 PM   #11
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It occurs to me that if we had said that wire would work great. Sonic would have told us why it wouldn't
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Unread 05-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #12
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So we are talking $.24 per foot savings? Really????.............
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Unread 05-11-2012, 05:45 PM   #13
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Yes, Tom, we do, and every time some sliderule totin' pocket protector engineer wannabe debates the subject based on numbers in a chart instead of real world experiences. Books NEVER have all the answers, and I certainly don't either, but one thing I do know is that welding cable is the BEST material to rewire a sparky cart with.
I am not an engineer but I have been an electrician for almost 20 years. Thhn will work just fine in a golf cart. I can tell you from experience that the conditions in my plant are way worst than any golf cart. I don't believe anybody said welding cable isn't the best just that he was using THHN which isn't just a household wire. I also agree that welding cable is the best option out there, but 2 or 4 AWG THHN will work fine also.
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but 2 or 4 AWG THHN will work fine also.
Until the vibration hardens it and it breaks or twists a post.
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Unread 05-11-2012, 06:10 PM   #15
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OK, I'll play one more time on this subject. All you guys who say that THHN is OK to use in a cart, what cabel/wire is in YOUR CART? That's all I wanna know, no lengthy dissertations, no Ohm's Law quotations.... Just tell me what's in your carts.
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So we are talking $.24 per foot savings? Really????.............
Yeppers, all this over $6. It's worth the extra money just to stay the heck OUT of threads like these!
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but 2 or 4 AWG THHN will work fine also.
Until the vibration hardens it and it breaks or twists a post.

So with that theory all the motors in my plant that use #2 or #4 should be stripped out and use automotive wire or some other type wire?

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OK, I'll play one more time on this subject. All you guys who say that THHN is OK to use in a cart, what cabel/wire is in YOUR CART? That's all I wanna know, no lengthy dissertations, no Ohm's Law quotations.... Just tell me what's in your carts.
lol that's not comparing apples to apples. I just redid my cart and yes I used 1/0 welding cable, because I know it is the BEST as you said earlier. Nobody is saying its not the best. On a side not all of my accessories are wired with #12 and #16 THHN wire.
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Thank you, 89GC. That was enlightening. 1/0g welding cable..... Some folks might see that as being overkill, wasteful, unnecessary, yet you chose it for a particular reason. See where this is going?

We are hobbyists. Many of us have "been there and learned that", and we will always recommend the best solution, product, or technique we can. Anything less would not be the BGW way.
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Thank you, 89GC. That was enlightening. 1/0g welding cable..... Some folks might see that as being overkill, wasteful, unnecessary, yet you chose it for a particular reason. See where this is going?

We are hobbyists. Many of us have "been there and learned that", and we will always recommend the best solution, product, or technique we can. Anything less would not be the BGW way.
10-4 maybe I read the post wrong from before, but I took it as there was no other method and anything else is wrong.
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G. i,m with you on this it just amazes me how much we debate it but in the end for some reason welding cable always wins.......wonder why..............now all we need is to start the ac motor debate again................................
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