Choosing the Correct Wire Size for Your Project

Question:

Hi Jeff,

I'm about to rewire my boat. Is it possible to use 70m2 for all my bigger wiring jobs? It will be battery to motor, battery to busbars, busbars to switch panels. Instead of having to buy a little bit 50m2 and so on. it´s cheaper to buy a bigger roll of 70m2 wire than several small different ones, and then having the risk of ending up with useless leftovers. Thanks a bunch for really inspiring videos and the knowledge to do things right. All the best, Kristian
 

Answer:

Hi Kristian,

Other than space and weight considerations, there is no harm in going bigger than the minimum cable sizes. Make sure you calculate the appropriate minimum wire size and go from there.

Jeff
 

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