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Re: Figure 8 wired rated to 40A?


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**Make sure you ask for multi-strand cable and you'll be sweet.


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Trevor Wilson
www.rageaudio.com.au



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6mm sq twin solid core mains cable (usually used to wire to electric
stoves) is available at haymans, turks and bunnings. This should be
close to what you need.

if this isn't enough - you have a long run to do etc - you can go 10
or 16 sq,

Failing that you could do parallel runs of smaller (say 10a) cables
but it would be messy -

though it would reduce any possible 'skin effect'  ;)

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6mm sq twin solid core mains cable (usually used to wire to electric
stoves) is available at haymans, turks and bunnings. This should be
close to what you need.

if this isn't enough - you have a long run to do etc - you can go 10
or 16 sq,

Failing that you could do parallel runs of smaller (say 10a) cables
but it would be messy -

though it would reduce any possible 'skin effect'  ;)

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Good practice says -- Do not use solid conductors in mobile installations.

Solid conductors fracture from fatigue.


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John G.
Wots your REAL problem?



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You are right, please ignore previous post, unless you can get
stranded wire.

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this:http://www.rpc.com.au/catalog/twin-figure-100m-p-118.html
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Solid core wouldn't be practical in a vehicle (needs to be flexible),
and perhaps a bit of a worry in a 4WD that cops a pounding. But in a
fixed situation, it'd be fine of course.

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Yeah, which is why I'd rather have one run of bigger stuff :)

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Indeed.

Re: Figure 8 wired rated to 40A?
There's heaps of it around 6sqmm2 , 16 , 32 ,50 etc etc

Widely used for 50VDC power in Telco industry.

Try "Triangle cables"





Re: Figure 8 wired rated to 40A?
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Shall have a look, thanks

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