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Old 11-22-2013, 05:18 AM   #1
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I have always used 12AWG wire for most of my cars, Is there any chart, or "rule of thumb" that convince me of maybe going to a 14AWG?
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I have always used 12AWG wire for most of my cars, Is there any chart, or "rule of thumb" that convince me of maybe going to a 14AWG?
I can just put it simply; You don't need 12AWG wire

If the wiring isn't getting warm, it has low enough resistance for purpose.

I can run a 1s 1/12 with a 4.5t and 16AWG wire and the wire wasn't even getting slightly warm.

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Ditto.

14 or 16 on all my cars and trucks in 1/12 and 1/10 scale.

12 in my 1/8 buggy on 6S or 5S.
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What about when it comes to touring cars n 13.5t boosted, i know a couple guys use 14 gauge
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #5
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Well think of it like this . motors run on ac current . ac current is 3x more efficient than DC . u run 16g to motors and 12 to battery
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When I bought my ESC, it came with 16awg wires which I left on and ran in 13.5 boosted TC's, it was as fast as anything else and the wiring never got warm.
Smaller gauge is also lighter.
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Fair enough, my muchmore fleta pro's came with 12 gauge but may swap it out for 16
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This was just on my mind and now I stumbled across this post. Thanks for all the input. Currently using 14AWG in my TC and finding it sufficient - so will stick with it!
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Unless you run a 2.5t boosted, 14awg is good....
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Running 17.5t blinky and using the wiring that came with the ESC; which was 14AWG - working fine.
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TQ13 wire works for most 1/10 application
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TQ13 wire works for most 1/10 application
TQ wire is the best whether 13 14 or 16.

http://www.tqracing.com/rc_products.htm
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TQ wire is the best whether 13 14 or 16.

http://www.tqracing.com/rc_products.htm
I've been looking to purchase some TQ 14AWG - could you please elaborate why it's the best?

Thanks in advance.
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I've been looking to purchase some TQ 14AWG - could you please elaborate why it's the best?

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http://www.tqracing.com/rc_products.htm

Most flexable wire around. I have used this wire both 13 and 16 since the company began.

TQ makes 13 or 16 not 14.
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I've been looking to purchase some TQ 14AWG - could you please elaborate why it's the best?

Thanks in advance.
High strand count, flexible silicone jacket. Their sensor cables are the best as well for the same reason.
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