Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: Proper way to tap into 12VDC wire?
Please not that the ABYC code calls for no thinner than 16 gauge wire, no matter how small the load is. Best thing is to go to the marine chandlers, get a long piece of 2 16 gauge core, red and yellow, sheathed "boat cable". (boat cable also has the appropriate temp rating for the insulation). Then whenever you need to do some wiring you'll have the right stuff and won't be tempted to use something else.
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