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    1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    wondering if 1/16th copper bar is good enough for a bus bar. i have a 10 inch long, 1 inch wide, 1/16 inch thick copper bar. i was going to cut it in half, using one for power and one to negative.

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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    I wouldnt use anythin that thin..i use 1/4"




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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by NASTY08IMPALA View Post
    I wouldnt use anythin that thin..i use 1/4"
    **** I was afraid of that. thanks for the fast response




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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    Mine are .5" x 2", I would use bigger.



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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    For the little amount of power you are running it would probably work



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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    how wide is it. Can you bend it by hand. If not your definately ok if its 1" or wider



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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    .0625" x 1" is .0625 sq in = 40.3 sq mm equivalent to about a 1 gage wire.



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    Re: 1/16th copper bar good enough for bus bar?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    .0625" x 1" is .0625 sq in = 40.3 sq mm equivalent to about a 1 gauge wire.
    This. Cross sectional area doesn't lie...




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