Just a reminder, wire size for both power and ground is determined by the breaker or fuse protecting that circuit, not by the expected load.
In the event of a short circuit the wire must conduct high current until the breaker or fuse interrupts the circuit without overheating.
For an extreme example, consider if the load were a 10 mA LED pilot light connected to a 10 amp breaker circuit. A short at the LED would result in (more than) 10 amps flowing through the wire. While it is tempting to think we could use perhaps a 24 or 26 gauge wire, plenty good for 10 mA, that wire would glow red hot before evaporating with the possibility of causing other nearby wires’ insulation to melt and a cascade failure result. Or an in-flight fire. Hence the wire must hold up for the trip current long enough for the breaker/fuse to blow.
From: main@Q-List.groups.io [mailto:main@Q-List.groups.io] On Behalf Of Kevin Boddicker
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2022 10:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Q-List] AV30 Install
What size wire did you use for the install?
Will I see you in September? No song lyrics intended.
TriQ 200 N7868B 580 hrs