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Old 03-23-2007, 08:31 AM
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Learning the basics of my boats wiring but not familar with the wire sizes by looking at them. So that I can have some kind of frame of reference...what is the size of the power wire that comes with the M422 ( its not in the specs, I checked). If I know that its "x" gauge then I can at least look at another wire and know its bigger or smaller then "x" gauge. Hey its a start. Thanks.

ps... ron, I have already gotten a book on boat wiring.
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i believe that its 16 gauge if i recall.
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Thanks Duct Tape.
Old 03-23-2007, 01:20 PM
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If ever in doubt, its better to err on the larger size.

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kchace - 3/23/2007 1:20 PM If ever in doubt, its better to err on the larger size. Ken

Right, 16g is what comes out of the back of the Icom, and if you are going to bring power to your radio from further than 10 ft or so away, you would want to increase that wire size to 14g.

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