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Lesson Cable (AWG) size Calculator.

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Building Q&A / FAQ' started by Archie, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. Archie

    Archie Eternal tinkerer

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    First off, thanks to @noorbeast for a general guide on cable gauge which set me off on my little AWGhunt...

    I then went hunting around the Uberweb because we sim builders don't use nominal runs of cable, and the distances are quite short. Shorter cable - bigger burst.

    http://www.solar-wind.co.uk/cable-sizing-DC-cables.html

    Using this calculator, you enter your Peak AMPS you expect a motor to draw, and enter the length of cable between Motor and JRK / MM etc.

    For example, to push 12V/40A over a cable that is only 20cm (0.2M) in length, you can get away with 17 AWG size.

    Disclaimer: General guidance only! :p
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    Nice was only thinking of what wires best to use on my build thank you :thumbs
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