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motor gauge wire size?

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by birddseedd, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    seems what my wife has read its around 4 gauge wire. seems kinda small to me. i was going to go with 2 gauge.

    just wanted to get your opinions
  2. mishnick

    mishnick 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,243

    4 gauge is good for 135 amps continuous current so it is fine for a plow motor. Of course 2 gauge is better as you will have less voltage loss and it is rated for about 180 amps continous but it is stiffer and of course more money. Original Western cables are 4 gauge.
  3. birddseedd

    birddseedd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,516

    The wire itself is only 10 bucks for 8 foot. but i have connectors for bigger guages. perhaps i will take the connectors back and get 4 guage.

    ty for advice.