Originally Posted by Deepdraft
I'm going to run a new 2 conductor wire from the propane
solenoid to the switch. The existing is # 14, the run is 25 feet or so. Can I go with #14? Thanks.
does the propane solenoid use?
Most are only 1 to 2A. The better ones will even drop the current
once the initial latching has occurred, but they do vary a bit.
If the solenoid is 25 feet away ( so the total wire run is 2x25 or 50 feet).
A 1A draw will give a voltage drop with 14 gauge is 0.27v which is fine. If the solenoid draws 2A the drop 0.52v which is a little on the high side. I would use 12gauge if that can be fitted easily.
Check the current though it could be higher, which alters the calculations.