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Thanks in advance for any help. I. Just completed the hardware installation of my new MAXWELL RC8-8. I’m wiring it in and have some short runs of less than 3 feet from the solenoid to the motor. Mania says 4 gauge wire and I’d like a second opinion. Do they mean 4 or 4/0. I’m no Electrition and I want to be sure I get this right. Installing foot pedals and a wireless remote, those call for 16 gauge, again less than 3 Ft runs, sound correct or should I go bigger?

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The foot pedals are fine at 16 gauge because they are not carrying the current - only acting as relays for the solenoid.

4 gauge should be plenty for that short run to the solenoid. 8 gauge would be enough. Many windlasses come with 10 or 8 gauge pigtails that long permanently connected. They definitely do not mean 4/0!

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The foot pedals are fine at 16 gauge because they are not carrying the current - only acting as relays for the solenoid.

4 gauge should be plenty for that short run to the solenoid. 8 gauge would be enough. Many windlasses come with 10 or 8 gauge pigtails that long permanently connected. They definitely do not mean 4/0!

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