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Old 16-03-2012, 07:48   #31
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Re: Electrical Redesign Advice

Originally Posted by xymotic View Post
I can't believe nobody has challenged this, because unless I am completely uninformed TRIPLEX is for AC and Red/Yellow safety wire is strictly for DC. Yellow is the new black
Totally agree. Also for safety the wire is to be double covered. I always use the covered red yellow. The white cover is easy to mark with a sharpie to keep things organized

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Old 16-03-2012, 10:07   #32
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Re: Electrical Redesign Advice

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Stick as close as you can with the ABYC codes and use only Marine rated wire and connectors. Remember that SAE and AWG wires are not the same size.
Okay, you got me on this one. I'm not familiar with SAE wire sizes. In the US, all I've ever heard of is AWG for wire sizes. Can you please explain what the SAE code for wire sizing is? And when one may come across it?


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Re: Electrical Redesign Advice

SAE conductors have, on average, about 12% less copper than same sized boat cable.


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