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Jim    Posted 11-22-2017 at 11:35:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I need an answer. Why should the battery cables on a 6 volt system be of heavier gauge than on a 12 volt system? Does it have to do with Ohm's Law? Thanks

    Jim    Posted 11-22-2017 at 12:56:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks guys.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 11-22-2017 at 12:30:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Being 6 volts instead of 12 volts means there is less electricity there. Since there is less it has to be stronger. Stronger needs bigger conduit to travel through. Hope I did that right?

    steveVa    Posted 11-22-2017 at 12:28:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Volts X Amps = Watts
    Lower volts means higher amps to get the same watts.
    Bigger cables have less resistance so less voltage drop and more amps and watts to your starter...

    Walt/Tx    Posted 11-22-2017 at 14:20:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well said Steve.
    Retired electrician

    steveVa    Posted 11-22-2017 at 19:50:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Thanks Walt. I try to keep it simple.
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving...

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