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Offline Stephen Dietrich

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Battery cables
« on: September 28, 2014, 01:26:15 PM »
What is the appropriate gauge for the battery cables for the 170 Da? Thanks  Stephen
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1952 MBZ 300 Cabriolet
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Offline John Ellis

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Re: Battery cables
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 01:38:30 PM »
The MB wiring chart indicates 6 qmm (metric area) which is approximately equivalent to US 8 AWG.  This seems small compared to american cars, so I used single 0 AWG for the primary battery wire to the starter and ground to chassis.
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Re: Battery cables
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2014, 03:27:19 PM »
Thanks John, and you anyone not familiar with AWG (or American Wire Gauge), I found this to be very helpful. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge

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« Last Edit: September 28, 2014, 03:30:39 PM by Stephen Dietrich »
Stephen Dietrich
1952 MBZ 170Da OTP
1952 MBZ 300 Cabriolet
1978 Porsche 911SC Targa
1962 Porsche 356B Super