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Quick update on ST-6000 wiring
Bill (or anyone)
Last night I went out on the boat and found that what a PO had done was install two 10AWG wires to the same power terminal on the ST-6000 computer. The length of the wire is approximately 12 +/- 1 feet. I installed a marine 25 amp circuit breaker and ran both of these leads to this breaker (ABYC standard with lock bolts on tabs.
My question is this, if this works, I realize that two 10AWG wires do not equal one 8 AWG, and that there might be some resistance increase using two 10 awg Vs. one 8 AWG, but is that the only problem with this configuration since the voltage drop on 25 amp load over 12 feet is 0.6 Volts (= approx. 5% drop)?
This is more of a fundamental question that is : Should you NEVER use 2 wires in place of one larger wire -