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    Maybe it's just me but does my 1/0 wire look small. From the pics posted on the forum it looks to be smaller than usual. Also this wire has less strands than most posted. I'm wanting to use this for my big 3 and power and ground wires for my amp.








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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    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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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    that looks like house wiring.



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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    that will be fine, you have a lot less strands because yours or thick as hell, where did you get that wire?




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    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.




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    I used some of that wire type for the big 3. It was really cheap.




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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    So wire is wire then, right?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dpc69ss
    So wire is wire then, right?
    right, you should be ok .



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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    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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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipx99
    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?

    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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    Re: Does Size Really Matter ... Pics

    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.



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    That 0/1 looks hella thin.



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