- March 4, 2020 at 6:15 pm #7445
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?March 5, 2020 at 8:30 am #7447SuperDroidKeymaster
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.March 5, 2020 at 9:27 am #7450
Thank for the overview. So is a 24v 20 amp charger still the way to go for the 4 bank of 12v 35 ah?March 5, 2020 at 1:10 pm #7451SuperDroidKeymaster
If you are using Lead Acid batteries, then yes, that would still work.March 5, 2020 at 1:29 pm #7452
Yes SLA Interstate batteriesMarch 5, 2020 at 1:59 pm #7453
I understand you do not sell the chargers, but could you provide recommended 24v, 20 amp chargers?
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