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post #2 of Old 08-31-2012
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Re: Busbar sizing

Bussbar ratings are for continuous loads. Motor's peaks are momentary at start up, although you can put considerably higher load on the windlass circuit when approaching its maximum weight rating, like with an anchor stuck on the bottom, but that current draw will be of short duration as well. The rating of 1/0 wire is 150amps.
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