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  • #7445
     Dave
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    In the Electrical Schematic of the WC800-DM4, it looks as if wires were doubled up including the 40 amp breakers. Could one safely get away with using 2 80 Amp breakers and use 10 awg wire instead of 12 awg? Not to mention fewer wires going to the motor controller.

    Your help is greatly appreciated?

    #7447
     SuperDroid
    Keymaster

    Hello,
    The reason we use two 12 AWG wires and 2 40 amp breakers is to accommodate the current. 12 AWG wire has a limit of 41 A DC before it starts to fail. The limit for 10 AWG is 55A DC, meaning the wire would start to fail before the breakers trip.

    To answer your question, I would suggest not going with the single 10 AWG wire mainly because the wire will fail before the breaker will trip. In the event of a short, or if the motor draws too much power, the wire could burn up, and start a fire within the chassis.

    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by SuperDroid.
    • This reply was modified 5 months ago by SuperDroid.
    #7450
     Dave
    Participant

    Thank for the overview. So is a 24v 20 amp charger still the way to go for the 4 bank of 12v 35 ah?

    #7451
     SuperDroid
    Keymaster

    If you are using Lead Acid batteries, then yes, that would still work.

    #7452
     Dave
    Participant

    Yes SLA Interstate batteries

    #7453
     Dave
    Participant

    I understand you do not sell the chargers, but could you provide recommended 24v, 20 amp chargers?

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