Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery  (Read 3780 times)

irishcarguy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,374
  • Happiness is running from a grizzly and escaping
  • Location: Calgary N. W. Alberta, Canada
    • Britishcars International. org.
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #25 on: August 03, 2013, 01:31:21 AM »

Facts are funny especially when ignored & DM has lots of facts. What was it my Grandmother said again ?, "you can take a horse to water but you cant make him drink". Mick B.
Logged
Mick B.

More Coffee

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 127
  • Location: In a Igloo
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2013, 05:40:32 PM »

What was it my father used to say.
Like minded individuals ..more sheep that individual..
Logged

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,985
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2013, 05:48:18 PM »

People who live in Igloos should not throw snowballs.

Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

inertia

  • Guest
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2013, 06:54:21 PM »

What was it my father used to say.
Like minded individuals ..more sheep that individual..

I'm left wondering how much folk who live in igloos actually know about sheep.
Seriously, if you can't acknowledge a leg-pull and laugh at yourself now and again then you've no place here, sir.
The Clique will see to that  <*<

DM
Logged

irishcarguy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,374
  • Happiness is running from a grizzly and escaping
  • Location: Calgary N. W. Alberta, Canada
    • Britishcars International. org.
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #29 on: August 03, 2013, 08:55:09 PM »

My suggestion here for what it is worth is that I generally use 16 gauge &  in some cases 14 gauge for motors that will at some point in time be expected to carry a high load. I get all my multi strand wire from The Component Shop & never had any problems. A major suggestion is to wire to this, LESS Coffee & lighten up & see the funny side of life. Mick B.
Logged
Mick B.

RAAArtyGunner

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,852
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #30 on: August 03, 2013, 10:11:32 PM »

Therefore it follows that all mayhemmers,(includes you an I coffee) O0 O0 , being like minded, model boaters, are sheep.
 
Now the Kiwis will be upset  <*< <*< I didn't do it %) %) %) %)
 
Back on topic, Good commentary/information about wire gauges.
 
I have some rewiring to do, as I need to use bigger wire :-)) :-)) :-))
Logged
Gunna build those other boats one day.

Snowwolflair

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 67
  • Location: Windsor
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2013, 10:21:44 PM »

People who live in Igloos should not throw snowballs.

Ned
Is that not how they redecorate!  :D
Logged

More Coffee

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 127
  • Location: In a Igloo
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2013, 02:41:36 AM »

Therefore it follows that all mayhemmers,(includes you an I coffee) O0 O0 , being like minded, model boaters, are sheep.
 
Now the Kiwis will be upset  <*< <*< I didn't do it %) %) %) %)
 
Back on topic, Good commentary/information about wire gauges.
 
I have some rewiring to do, as I need to use bigger wire :-)) :-)) :-))
good call!!!
Logged

irishcarguy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,374
  • Happiness is running from a grizzly and escaping
  • Location: Calgary N. W. Alberta, Canada
    • Britishcars International. org.
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2013, 07:28:38 AM »

We should take great care of the DM's among us. Most of what they know is not replaceable. In Japan they classify people like that as National Treasures. Don't worry about cliques Coffee, Martin has an iron fist and applies it almost always equality regardless of creed,color or nationality. Mick B. 
Logged
Mick B.

vnkiwi

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,600
  • Location: SE Asia
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2013, 09:54:53 AM »

Morecoffee, welcome to Mayhem, and the forum.  O0
You past the initiation with flying colours, well done to you all for keeping things light.  ;)
This forum is simply THE BEST, with the best happy people.  :o
And thank you Martin for keeping things as they are  <*<

cheers
vnkiwi :-))
Logged
If it ain't broke. Don't fix it !

irishcarguy

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2,374
  • Happiness is running from a grizzly and escaping
  • Location: Calgary N. W. Alberta, Canada
    • Britishcars International. org.
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2013, 04:22:15 AM »

I hope we meet some day More Coffee then I will drink SOME coffee with you on my nickle, thanks for being a good sport & a big welcome to the nut house, Mick B.
Logged
Mick B.

Brian60

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3,315
  • Location: Hull,UK-but currently residing in Los Martinez, Spain.
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2013, 02:21:21 PM »

Just to throw a spanner in the works of this debate- the current (pun :D ) on some of the hi-fi websites at the moment is over which gauge cable to use for speakers. For years it has been multi strand and very expensive. However there is an underground swell to move away from using multi strand and actually use solid ring main type cable the heavier the better, ie 2.5mm twin and earth for a better signal.

Given this information (and yes we are not talking speakers here) why not use a solid conductor for battery/motor connection? soldering is easier and you can even use crimp terminals should you wish to do so. The solid wire bends and holds shape in tight situations also.

More Coffee

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 127
  • Location: In a Igloo
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2013, 04:23:00 AM »

Vibration..something to be considered when using solid conductor..,moving wires about ,often it can't be avoided.A guy could build out a terminal station to connect batteries and such.. but then stranded or solid.. it would be more convenient to stick with one type of conductor.
Stranded wire is a proven choice.. If a guy were to use solid conductors it would just as well to make a buss
Logged

dpbarry

  • If it ain't broke, break it and curse fixing it!
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 372
  • Location: Newcastle, Co Down
    • Newcastle Lifeboat Station
Re: Which gauge cable for esc, motor & battery
« Reply #38 on: August 11, 2013, 03:46:17 PM »

Hi DPBarry
This may help I tend to use 14 Guage
20 Gauge 12amp
18 Gauge 20amp
16 Gauge 30amp
14 Gauge 45 amp
12 Gauge 70amp
10 Gauge 120amp
8  Gauge  180amp
Destroyer42


Cheers Destroyer42 & all other contributors.


The craic is mighty on this forum.


Declan
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up