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post #25 of Old 03-19-2010
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The longer the wire, the greater the voltage drop and resistance it creates. Ideally, you really want the wire to be the length of the run plus maybe two feet on either end, incase you need to move something, or disconnect/reconnect something. Having a little slack on each end often means you don't have to re-run the wire in the case of upgrading. You also should have enough slack so that you can setup drip loops on any wires that pass through the cabintop, deck or into lockers where water is an issue. .

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