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Re: (ET) wiring
I'm thinking he meant 400 *watt* speaker cable.
The brand I'm most familiar with is Monster Cable.
Yes, it would work well in an ET. It's basically 6-8 gauge welding cable.
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From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Tom Coate
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 10:42 PM
To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: (ET) wiring
Ferguson Apiaries said the following on 4/12/2006 10:33 AM:
I use 400 amp speaker wire that I got cheap for a 12v hydraulic power pack.
It is amazing what this small wire will carry. It has a lot of small wires
in it and very flexible. I have used it for close to 10 years now with no
I'm afraid I'm not quite sure what the context of your note was, but my
is reeling at the thought of 400 Amp speaker wire. Or maybe more at the
thought of 400 amps feeding a speaker. If we're talking an 8 ohm speaker,
that would be over a megawatt of power - yikes! I confess that I went to
some loud concerts in my younger days, but I'm not sure I'd want to be on
the same planet with speakers that were pulling that kinda juice. And as
far as wire size goes, I use 2/0 welding cable in my EV where peak load is
400 amps. The stuff, finely stranded, is roughly 1/2 inch diameter of the
conductor, near 3/4 inch with the insulation. Even solid 2/0 wire is about
1/3 inch in diameter of copper - not exactly what I'd call "small."
So I'm not sure what this wire is of which you speak, but if it is
as speaker wire and is "small", I don't think I'd want to put anywhere near
400 amps through it. And of course our ETs aren't pulling anywhere near
amps, so we can get by with something a bit more modest, but still not
anything I'd expect to see as speaker wire.
- Tom Coate
1993 120V Escort EV