wire size for 24V troller

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by LoneRanger, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    Ancor says 10 gauge for 24V applications, but MinnKota says 8.

    I have 2 wire single strand Ancor and was going to use it buuuuut I want to be sure.


    comments?

    L.R. :cool:
     
  2. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    depends on the length of the wires run and the trolling motor output size (lbs of thrust). Minn-Kota has a chart on their website.

    Unless it's a really short run, 8 isn't going to cut it.

    http://www.minnkotamotors.com/support/faq.asp?pg=general&pt=6
     

  3. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    http://www.boatpartstore.com/trollwire.asp
     
  4. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    damn, I need to know math! I hate math!


    so the 10 guage I have wont do it.

    sucks for me- I have the rt70spcp


    the run will be about 22 feet long (roughly) thinking 6 guage? :-?
     
  5. Flyline

    Flyline Won &quot;Do More With Less&quot; Award!

    I ran 6 GA. wires with 50amp marine circuit beaker and never had a plm with it. it's 24volt 82 (i think)lbs thrust motorguide and 12 volt/ 55lbs riptide.
     
  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <


    what he said

    x2
     
  7. Weedy

    Weedy Well-Known Member

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    x3, I wouldn't run anything under 6 ga! With that long of a run, 6ga!!!!!
     
  8. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    x4 (just to keep it going) DEFINATELY with that long of a run. Look around on ebay, the 6ga can be had for a decent deal on there. West Marine is about 4x the price of what you can get it for on ebay. Be prepared to shell out some $$ to do it right with that long of a run with the wires.

    -T
     
  9. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    yeap I know Copper isnt cheap.

    thanks forthe help though!

    L.R. :cool:
     
  10. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Temporarily Boatless

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    Thanks for the help, troller is on and it is SWEET!

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    L.R. :cool:
     
  11. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Looking good!
     
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