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Anyone know what size wire I would need for a 12v battery to a 55 amp converter?

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48 minutes ago, hammer4reel said:

You can use #8.

I would recommend #6..

 

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Thanks  Dan. I'm hooking up the batteries for the 24v troller  to two 12v converters with a generator

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1 hour ago, _X7 said:

Thanks  Dan. I'm hooking up the batteries for the 24v troller  to two 12v converters with a generator

What I posted is if you're using fine strand Marine wire like DLO  cable

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12 minutes ago, electric10162 said:

If using fine strand, I recommend "tinning" the bare ends with a quality solder.

Marine coated and DLO cable is tinned entirely to prevent corrosion 

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4 hours ago, hammer4reel said:

What I posted is if you're using fine strand Marine wire like DLO  cable

Dan, is there anywhere local I can get the wire?

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Can order online but Lowe's and Home Depot carry it by the foot. That's where I got it for my 24v trolling motor. Use the heavier wire too 

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Home Depot only had regular thhn building wire. I could use it, but I'd prefer the tinned marine wire.

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West marine .

Could call local electrical supply. 

Some carry it for all dc battery ups systems .

Tinned is way to go for sure

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