Re: Buss wire
Morgan,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
re doubling up wire.
If you parallel two no. 20 AWG conductors, the resulting combined cross-sectional area would be approximately the same as a no. 17 AWG conductor.
To get the approximate equivalent of a no. 14 AWG conductor you would need to parallel four no. 20 AWG conductors. Paralleling conductors is fraught with long term reliability issues. The issues can be managed but they are not the least expensive way to go.
I suggest you do a web search for “wire table” to see the bigger picture of how AWG wire sizes are related. AWG numbers have no direct relationship to cross-sectional area, which does relate to current carrying rating. See also “metric wire table” to see how they relate.
Yes, you can do it but be sure to notice how much hair you have (or don’t have 😉) when start troubleshooting some day down the road.
Castro Valley, CA
On Mar 26, 2019, at 12:24, PennsyNut <pennsynut@...> wrote: