BATTERY WIRE SIZE

Old 07-22-2010, 10:34 AM
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WHAT SIZE WIRE SHOULD BE USED FROM TRUNK TO ALTERNATOR?
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:14 PM
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I used a 10 ga. wire on mine.

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Old 07-24-2010, 05:15 AM
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I ran 8 gauge on mine, but 10 would be a minimum I would think.

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Old 07-24-2010, 05:30 AM
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8-10 K&R suggest 10 on the wiring kits that come with them. I've always used 10 anyways without issues.
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:55 AM
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SOLID---OR--STRANDED???
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Old 07-24-2010, 05:57 AM
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Stranded is fine


Ive used Welding Wire with success for years now.
Not alternator though on my ride.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:01 AM
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I ran #8 stranded on my old mustang but have heard arguments both ways 8)
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:40 PM
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How many amps does the trunk draw ?
Any constant HEAVY loads from the trunk or are they light and periodic loads ?
Are you running an On/Off switch between the trunk and battery ?
If so, does that switch have an indicator light and what color ? Blue is best.
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