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Old 04-22-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default What Wire to use?

I need to get a spool of wire to actually wire some accersories in , I've never really done any wiring before so I guess you could say I am a newby. What is the best wire to use? Guage? What I have no clue? HELP SOON!!!! PLEASE!!!
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:00 AM
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Default Re: What Wire to use?

Always use 16 gauge
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:01 AM
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Will it handle lights, LED's , CB radio all that jazz? It wont like over power will it?
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:16 AM
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It will be fine, I have used that and 18 guage
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:37 PM
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So should I just be safe and get 18 or would 16 be plenty and have no worry
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Old 04-22-2011, 12:40 PM
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16 is fine
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:28 PM
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Default Re: What Wire to use?

16 should be fine for most things that use primary wire.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:46 AM
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Could I run it to the battery though? I have like a switch box out of a emergency vehicle i want to put in and i was going to wire the power on it right from the battery or would that be a terrible choice?
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:25 PM
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You will be fine wiring it directly from the battery. Just make sure that the wire that is going from the battery directly to the switch have a fuse in it
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