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    Power Wire getting EXTREMELY Hot

    Need some help -

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    I have a 4AWG wire hooked up to a distribution block. I have a 8 and 10 gauge wire hooked up to the block.

    There is an inline fuse close by the battery (70AMPS) on the power wire. The Distribution block as 100AMP fuse in it.

    The power wire gets EXTREMELY hot. It causes the fuse to start turning black. I disconnected it right away. I can not figure out whats wrong. Any help?







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    Re: Power Wire getting EXTREMELY Hot

    What amps ?




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    Re: Power Wire getting EXTREMELY Hot

    Not really AMP/AUDIO related. I know my bad wrong forum.

    But regardless - I am powering up a Compressor at one end of the distribution block along with an air management unit on another port of the distribution block.




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    Re: Power Wire getting EXTREMELY Hot

    When your playing it? Sounds like your drawing too much current for wire guage





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    Re: Power Wire getting EXTREMELY Hot

    heat is a build up of resistance. i would recommend checking your connecting, tightening them down. How old is the wire? old copper degenerates over time, oxidation is a wire killer. I would also assume the connections are the fuse are lose or weak causing that.



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    Re: Power Wire getting EXTREMELY Hot

    8 AWG should be fused at 60A
    10 AWG should be fused at 30A



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