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post #1 of 2 Old 12-30-2009, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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What gage wire

Can any one tell me what gage wire I should use for (3) IPF 55wt lights that I plan to install on my roof rack. The lights have the option for 100 wt bulbs...not sure if I will need to go to the 100 wt bulbs but I would hate to wire it for 55 wt bulbs and than have to change it out down the road.

The (3) lights I plan to have on one relay. Thanks for your help
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post #2 of 2 Old 12-30-2009, 10:13 AM
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I just noticed Phil answered your question in the other thread...

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20568

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Depends on the length of the run. For example, 18 gauge is okay for 20 amps at 5', but for 20 amps at 20' you need 12 gauge.

Use a table like this one:

http://www.rbeelectronics.com/wtable.htm

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