Motor wire awg


#1

Hi.

Just wanted to confirm the gauge of the wire that you are using to go from the ESC to the Motor and what kind of jacket it has. I have been wanting to use a connector to pass electrical connections through the hull. The SeaCon connectors I looked at only have 20AWG as the largest on an 8 pin connector which is a bit small, I was thinking we need to have 16awg.

Regards

Dave


#2

Hey Dave,

We've been using a thin-insulation (300v) 18AWG stranded wire for everything. Previously I've run the motors with wire as thin as 22awg, but we decided to make everything 18awg (same as the battery leads) for simplicity sake.

Nominal motor current draw generally does not exceed 3A per motor in my experiance.

Eric


#3

Thanks Eric just the info I was looking for.