im not a wire expert, but with those larger strands, thats why u have a lower strand count, i jsut hope its flexible...
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that looks like house wiring.
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that will be fine, you have a lot less strands because yours or thick as hell, where did you get that wire?
Power wire from a cnc router at work. I've got about 50' and it was free that's why I want to use it.
I used some of that wire type for the big 3. It was really cheap.
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So wire is wire then, right?
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there is less wire content in that, and its hard as HELL to bend, but youll never have problems crimping, and with an extra strand sticking out........only because its about 1/10 of an inch thick
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So…house wiring is okay to use. I thought it was all about strand count. I can get 3/0 fot about nothing in house wiring whereas normally I would pay several $ per foot. Is flexibility the only advantage to high strand count?
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Originally Posted by Flipx99
thats what im wonering too since i used 3/0 awg from home depot for my big 3.....isnt 3/0 technically thicker than 1/0? besides less strands id imagine if it was still thicker then morepower could pass in that given distance right?
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You also need to consider the thermal and breakdown properties of the jacketing on the wire due to being mounted in the engine bay. Thick strand wire can indeed be used, it is just a PITA to run. Provided that the wire takes heat and oils etc. as are found in the engine bay, I see no issues using it.
That 0/1 looks hella thin.
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