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Old 04-03-2008, 02:52 PM   #16
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I too use 12 ga on a touring car, because I'm not worried about any impact on free movement of a rear pod like I want on my 1/12 scale. For the 1/12 chassis, the pod movement is an important part of the handling, and I'll give up a bit of reistance to get the more consistent handling. It might cost a half a tenth on the straight, but I'll gain three tenths on the corners...

Big wire is free horsepower. If at all practical I'll use it. And as UK.hardcore pointed out, one bad solder joint and it all goes to waste, so make sure your soldering is up to par.
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I think the people that were talking about using 16ga to not influence handling are the 12th junkies. In 12th I use 16ga, in sedan - the fat stuff. I agree with the resistance theory, it's not a matter of how much power the wire can handle. I am sure that any EE worth his pocket protector will tell you that we can probably live with 16ga without a problem. Resistance is the real issue why people use the fat stuff.
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I too use 12 ga on a touring car, because I'm not worried about any impact on free movement of a rear pod like I want on my 1/12 scale. For the 1/12 chassis, the pod movement is an important part of the handling, and I'll give up a bit of reistance to get the more consistent handling. It might cost a half a tenth on the straight, but I'll gain three tenths on the corners...

Big wire is free horsepower. If at all practical I'll use it. And as UK.hardcore pointed out, one bad solder joint and it all goes to waste, so make sure your soldering is up to par.
Damn, trips. You beat me by one minute.
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If I could get some silicone insulated 10 awg, I'd use it. Fire hose over surgical tube any day...
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Damn, trips. You beat me by one minute.
must be the big wire on the keyboard...
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Thanks for the explanations.
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Trips is correct-he gets it...

As for 16awg vs. 12awg in 1/12 vs. TC, in simplest form-

1/12 has 1/3 less cells than TC. Less available voltage = less current, even when utilizing the same motor. A motor can only draw what the power source can provide.
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i once had a dead battery in my full size car, buddy had a set of 10g jumper cables, (same size as the battery cable going to the starter.) guess what, click, click, click, another friend had some double OT welding leads converted to jumpers, guess what .....zoom zoom.
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If I could get some silicone insulated 10 awg, I'd use it. Fire hose over surgical tube any day...
Here ya go, robk. http://www.commonsenserc.com/product...roducts_id=257

I got some, but couldn't get the stock wires off my Mamba Max, nor easily fit this stuff into my Anderson connectors, so I haven't used it yet. But yes it's the size of firehose
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it's AC on the bushless end, DC on the battery end. on the AC end is wave current therefore higher monmentomet voltage and amp. heat is Voltage times Resistent square bla bla bla etc.
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http://www.offshoreelectrics.com/pro...p?prod=ose-6bw

As for 10g, I have used this in my 8th scale conversion.
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