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Old 12-03-2015, 12:30   #31
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Re: Conductor size question.

The 2/0 cables are in place and its time to wire the reversing solonoid. I have the wire diagram, but no where does it tell the current draw or the reccomended wire size to actuate the solonoid. Its a maxwell RC12/10 12 volt. From the up/ down switch mounted in the wheel house its about 20 feet to the solonoid and only about 4 feet to the deck foot switches. Any thoughts? Ive come to far to SWAG it now. Ive sent an email to maxwell....waiting for a reply. Any thoughts?
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Re: Conductor size question.

You'd be safe using 10-ga.
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Re: Conductor size question.

Maxwell just responded . The solenoid draws 2 amps. And with the distance I have to go, 10ga is right on the money, Thanks.,
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Re: Conductor size question.

The conductors for the control side of my solenoid are 10 ga. also.

I was mistaken earlier in this thread about the size of the cable from my solenoid to the windlass. It was 4 ga., not 6 ga. I sill have not done the current draw test on it.
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