Stephen Dunnington Posted July 22, 2013 Report Share Posted July 22, 2013 (edited) Title says it all, is it just the thickness of the outside coating? Edited July 22, 2013 by Stephen Dunnington Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Leo1103 Posted July 22, 2013 Report Share Posted July 22, 2013 no its the thickness of the metal wire inside the plastic shielding Quote 2002 Honda CR-VAlpine 9887My BuildRebuilding... Second Skin Damp 4 DC XL 15's 2 DC 5ks Singer 320 amp 6 cap banksSky High wire 2 VM-1's OM-1 all under window line Team DC Audio Obama has a law he's trying to pass right now, trying to ban Leo for being a threat to children everywhere.EDIT: Not in a JP kind of way. I thought I was going to die from all the jizz filling my ears. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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strangeduck Posted July 22, 2013 Report Share Posted July 22, 2013 Power Wire:10 gauge: ~35 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <350 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <250 watts8 gauge: ~55 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <550 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <400 watts6 gauge: ~87 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <875 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <625 watts4 gauge: ~140 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <1400 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <1000 watts2 gauge: ~220 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <2200 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <1500 watts1/0 gauge: ~350 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <3500 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <2500 watts2/0 gauge: ~440 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <4400 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <3000 watts4/0 gauge: ~700 amperesClass D (~70% efficiency) - <7000 wattsClass A/B (~50% efficiency) - <5000 wattsSpeaker wire:22 gauge: ~2.2 amperes8 ohms - <36 watts6 ohms - <27 watts4 ohms - <18 watts3 ohms - <13.5 watts2 ohms - <9 watts1 ohm - <4.5 watts20 gauge: ~3.4 amperes8 ohms - <96 watts6 ohms - <72 watts4 ohms - <48 watts3 ohms - <36 watts2 ohms - <24 watts1 ohm - <12 watts18 gauge: ~5.5 amperes8 ohms - <240 watts6 ohms - <180 watts4 ohms - <120 watts3 ohms - <90 watts2 ohms - <60 watts1 ohm - <30 watts16 gauge: ~8.7 amperes8 ohms - <600 watts6 ohms - <450 watts4 ohms - <300 watts3 ohms - <225 watts2 ohms - <150 watts1 ohm - <75 watts14 gauge: ~13.7 amperes8 ohms - <1500 watts6 ohms - <1125 watts4 ohms - <750 watts3 ohms - <563 watts2 ohms - <375 watts1 ohm - <188 watts12 gauge: ~21.8 amperes8 ohms - <3800 watts6 ohms - <2850 watts4 ohms - <1900 watts3 ohms - <1425 watts2 ohms - <950 watts1 ohm - <475 watts10 gauge: ~34.6 amperes8 ohms - <9600 watts6 ohms - <7200 watts4 ohms - <4800 watts3 ohms - <3600 watts2 ohms - <2400 watts1 ohm - <1200 watts8 gauge: ~55 amperes8 ohms - <24000 watts6 ohms - <18000 watts4 ohms - <12000 watts3 ohms - <9000 watts2 ohms - <6000 watts1 ohm - <3000 wattsMaximum Fuse Size 00 awg 400 amps 0 awg 325 amps 1 awg 250 amps 2 awg 200 amps 4 awg 125 amps 6 awg 80 amps 8 awg 50 amps 10 awg 30 amps 12 awg 20 amps 14 awg 15 amps 16 awg 7.5 ampsThese are the recommended maximum fuse ratings for the corresponding wire size. Using a smaller fuse than what's recommended here will be perfectly safe.Hope this makes sense. Quote Rest in peace, walled 87 accord build log 03' Corolla build with AA Mayhem inside. My super random youtube channel and terrible camera work. Wiring comparison by CaptainzPlanetz Wire and fuse guide by Guest SyKo13 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
SnowDrifter Posted August 4, 2013 Report Share Posted August 4, 2013 The lower the wire gauge, the thicker it is10 gauge is thinner than 8 gauge 0 gauge is thicker than 4 gauge And 0000, abbreviated as 4/0, is thicker than 0 gauge. Etc Quote ~~~~~~~~SAY NO TO PHOTOBUCKET~~~~~~~~ Snow's DD-1 tracks here: https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/167433-snows-dd-1-tracks/ My take on OFC vs CCA: https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/110381-things-that-piss-you-off-in-the-car-audio-world/?do=findComment&comment=2461444 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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