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Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Tenneesse, USA
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Re: Wire Size and Type

08/14/2011 11:09 PM

I'm guessing there a step-down transformer on the AC side of the rectifier.

By the wire-current charts, #8 gauge should not give you any problems on the line side for the distance your going. Just get the appropriate cable insulation for the environment.

The output side I would look at heavy welding cables.

Other considerations, proper sized circuit breaker, proper connections "direct wiring" or "correct electrical plugs/sockets for use", grounding, proper insulating/jack protection of cable unless run in conduit.

Without more info on your setup/needs these are only best practice guides I can think of for now. Others on here may add to this.

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