Usually a lurker, first time poster...
Searched the forums
, and google
for that matter, but can't seem to find a clear answer/reason.
My boat electrical system
is mostly wired with 2 gauge wire.
I installed a battery monitor
shunt, but could only get my hands on 1 gauge wire to connect the shunt to the negative terminal. So the boat is wired essentially as such:
Neg Term -> small length of 1 gauge wire -> Shunt -> 2 gauge wire -> boat systems
The positive terminal also features 2 gauge.
Any problems using 1 gauge instead of 2? From what I read, if you're going to change sizes, it's best to go up in size (from 2 to 1 instead of say, 2 to 4). Did I understand that correctly?
Am I losing anything by doing it this way? Am I hurting anything?
This was only temporary for now - but if there's no need to switch it to 2 gauge I may just leave it. Everything seems to be working fine. (based on my limited knowledge)
Thanks for your help!