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#6426094 - 08/26/16 05:06 PM What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors?
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The red and black wires? I need to extend some wires on an old solar panel

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#6426096 - 08/26/16 05:11 PM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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10 or 12

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#6426135 - 08/26/16 05:45 PM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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10 or 12! You will be fine running 18 gauge. Larger gauge won't hurt just more expensive and tougher to work with and conceal. Heck if you got some speaker wiring laying around that'll work fine. You don't need much for what your doing.
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#6426228 - 08/26/16 07:03 PM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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14/16 gauge, I ran 10 gauge to power my air compressor
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#6426356 - 08/26/16 08:43 PM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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12 is only 2mm is diameter, 16 is 1.2mm - it's not a huge difference and the larger gauge is easier to work with and crimp on connectors have more meat to bite, less apt to loosen when tugged, etc.... so yes, 10/12 is what I use.

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#6426438 - 08/26/16 09:55 PM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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The other consideration is how easy will it be for a squirrel to chew through? For that, 12 or 14 will give you a more conductors. The wires on an old Moultrie solar panel I had looked like about 22 gauge (not caliber). Just a nibble from the squirrels was all she wrote for that wire.

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#6427426 - 08/27/16 08:30 PM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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12 for me.

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#6427681 - 08/28/16 12:12 AM Re: What size or gauge wiring is used for solar panels and feeder motors? [Re: Brother in-law]
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Going from memory Motors are I think 14ga stranded on lots of feeders some 12ga volt use 12. Most solar panels have 24 or 26ga, doesn't have to be big for a trickle charge.


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