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Old 01-26-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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94 Minniw Winnie Leisure Battery to Control Center Question.

Hi Guys,
I did some work on 94 Minnie Winnie the last few days and was surprised to see only an 8 gauge wire from the coach battery feeding the control center, ie, all the whole 12v system in the coach.
I'm figuring that it's OK when on hook up with the converter supplying 12v but if wild camping ?? It's a lot to ask for such a small gauge wire.
Any thoughts folks ?

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Old 01-26-2018, 12:10 PM   #2
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Since it is on a Minnie, it should be a relatively short run. How many amps are you putting through the wire? With length and load there are a number of charts that will tell you the recommended gauge.
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Hi and thanks for the reply.
It is a short run, basically from one side to the other, directly opposite.
This is a friends' RV and I noticed this as we were replacing the coach battery and fitting a new converter as the old one was not working.
There aren't any other or "extra" 12v items fitted other than what is stock. I just thought it strange that if wild camping you could possibly have the furnace running, fridge, lights etc etc and it's all fed from a single, very small gauge wire. The wiring diagram backs this up as well so I know it's standard.
It just struck me as a tad strange expecting so much from a single 8 gauge wire.
That was all really.
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