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Old    drunk monkey (drunkmonkey)      Join Date: Jun 2003       03-09-2005, 1:45 PM Reply   
going through with the install of two new blue tops this weekend. Goign to run both into a Paerk switch and need to know what guage wire is reccommended.

Neither run will be longer than a few feet, both batter will be right next to each other and the switch will be right about them.

Just want to make sure I have enough wire for the job.
Old    Army Dad (sam8)      Join Date: Dec 2004       03-09-2005, 2:38 PM Reply   
Some time ago, one of the install guys on here posted a link to this website:

www.bcae1.com/

There are numerous calculators and a ton of info here.
Just plug in your amperage loads, and run lengths, and you'll have the info you need.
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       03-09-2005, 3:21 PM Reply   
I do overkill from the battery to distribution blocks. I run zero guage. 2 or 4 would probably be ok. nothing smaller than 4.
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       03-09-2005, 3:56 PM Reply   
check out welding cable at a welding supply. it is better than all but the highest quality audio stuff, and MUCH less expensive. the wire bundle is much finer and more dense, so it carries more current for the gage size than other cable. i used 4 gage for my dual blue-tops, no problems.

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