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Wire Comparisons - SSA Car audio Forum - Page 4

if your looking for 1/0 check that out. best test i've ever seen by far.

most info is in post 1 and 44

http://www.armstrongssupply.com/wire_chart.htm

^^ good chart of cca vs ofc

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

^^what stranded Wire should measure

as you can see knu wire is larger than 3/0 by awg standards!

now the ampacity ratings aren't really usable as we use MUCH shorter runs in cars.

http://www.csgnetwork.com/voltagedropcalc.html

nice calculator to figure out the voltage drop just from wire. use 24v dc, it'll yield the same results.
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wow so bullz audio looks to be the best bang for the buck. while knu had the best diameter. thats awesome to know

this also shows that welding cable is nice but still isnt knu/kicker standards.
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wow so bullz audio looks to be the best bang for the buck. while knu had the best diameter. thats awesome to know

this also shows that welding cable is nice but still isnt knu/kicker standards.
welding>knu/kicker. Period.
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I will still put welding against any "car audio" wire out there. This test was VERY informative and I really enjoyed the read. This guy gets a big thumbs up for taking the time to do such a detailed test and post it up for everyone. In the end though, there is no actual current transfer tests which is the ultimate deciding factor. I have seen welding cable perform under extreme conditions when I was fabricator and never had one issue. I have watched welding cable flex under the current we used to run through it and these runs were not short runs either and again, not one issue.
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welding wires extra current capacity is because its pure copper. because of that it will always out carry any other type of wire as all ofc ca wire is tinned, which isn't a bad thing as it helps corrosion resistance a good bit.

i'll likely run bullz as its only 89$ shipped for 100 feet of 1/0 and it measures out to be 3/0 on the awg scale, while knu kol is 4/0 lolz.

i' can run 3x as many runs as welding cable and i'll do that. so i'll likely end up with 12 runs or so instead of the 4 runs of welding cable.
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welding wires extra current capacity is because its pure copper. because of that it will always out carry any other type of wire as all ofc ca wire is tinned, which isn't a bad thing as it helps corrosion resistance a good bit.

i'll likely run bullz as its only 89$ shipped for 100 feet of 1/0 and it measures out to be 3/0 on the awg scale, while knu kol is 4/0 lolz.
Your sig makes me laugh every time. When it comes to the wire debate I would LOVE to see actual numbers on current transfer. I know this would difficult to do (and I don't know how long it would stay out there once the wire manufacturers found out about it) but boy would it settle a lot of arguments. And it would help people calculate what they really need to assist with budget preperation.
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Your sig makes me laugh every time. When it comes to the wire debate I would LOVE to see actual numbers on current transfer. I know this would difficult to do (and I don't know how long it would stay out there once the wire manufacturers found out about it) but boy would it settle a lot of arguments. And it would help people calculate what they really need to assist with budget preperation.
i've got a good idea on how i can put a 400 amp load on wire.


i have 4 runs of welding wire right now. what i could do is this. leave 1 run of welding wire in my truck, run the 12 runs of bulls. put them ALL on ground and only have the 1 run of 1/0 on power.

then switch it to 1 run of bullz for power and see what the voltage drop difference on a burp is.

who knows if i'll get around to doing it but that would probably be a good way to test it.. i won't be able to do it for a couple months (when i get my alts on)
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That would be interesting to see. Escpecially since 1/0 is supposed to be 300 amp wire (which can't be terribly accurate considering the differences in size and such). We need to try to find someone who has equipment that has a variable adjustment to be able to slowly increase current until the wire has a catastrophic failure. If anyone reads this who may know where this would be please post. That would be a great experiment to conduct and post results on.
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That would be interesting to see. Escpecially since 1/0 is supposed to be 300 amp wire (which can't be terribly accurate considering the differences in size and such). We need to try to find someone who has equipment that has a variable adjustment to be able to slowly increase current until the wire has a catastrophic failure. If anyone reads this who may know where this would be please post. That would be a great experiment to conduct and post results on.
its called a volume knob dawg.

once i get my 8 1200's in and 2 350A alts i'll have everything to do this test... just wont be for a couple months...

a 4k test tone could go for hours and not hurt my subs.
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[QUOTE=profundus-sanus;884545]its called a volume knob dawg. QUOTE]

Duh lol. Sometimes I over think things. I'm looking forward to seeing this if you get around to doing it.
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