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Old 05-13-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default 19-turn Motor...12 or 14 Gauge Wire?

I am running a team checkpoint 19t motor and am wondering how much of a difference it makes to either run 12 or 14 gauge wire? I understand that the thicker the wire, the theory is that the electricity can flow better, but does it really matter that much for 19t? I am running a GTX and obviously 14 gauge is easier to get into the holes on the side.
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you want the biggest wire you can fit for tc....i would go in the ask steve weiss thread and ask him....he will have all the answers you need..
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Yeh the biggest wire you can get, the less resistance the more power!
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in tc 14 is good enuff
in 1/12 i use 18g
12g is old school but its good for chargers and discharger's. and i think its used for bl stuff idono.
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12g, less resistance, difficult to solder well, but weights quite a bit more. 14g a little more resistance than 12g, but hardly noticable, easy to soldier, light weight. All ESC manufactures have gone to either 14g, or 13g wire. For 19T I'd split the difference, go to 13g wire. You can get it from trinity, or most race shops.
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13AWG wire is good! I use them in my touring car. 12AWG is just to thick, very difficult to solder to.
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in tc 14 is good enuff
in 1/12 i use 18g
12g is old school but its good for chargers and discharger's. and i think its used for bl stuff idono.
Depends on the type of BL motor. That's something in which LRP and Nosram made a little miscalculation... They designed wholes on top of the BL motors to put your wire in, so it would be easy to solder. But with the new X11 motors like the 3,5 / 4 / 4,5 13 AWG isn't good enough anymore.. So they put 12 AWG on the new LRP TC / Nosram ISTC speedo's.. But now the wires don't fit in the motorholes anymore.. You need to cut a angled part of the end of the wire
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