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 Posted: 06-14-2005 02:42 pm
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Ron Earp

Joined: 03-12-2005
Location: Cary, North Carolina USA
Posts: 339
You know, at the current levels we're talking about (8-10 amps) you could use 10 or 12 gauge US wire and wire them straight with a fuse, as long as the run length isn't extraordinary. You can check some other charts for voltage drop over length, but 10 ft isn't a problem.  Eliminates the relay and is one less part to fail.  The fuse will protect the circuit from overload/fire hazard.  Mine are straight with fuses, but I want somplicity and reliability as well as easy troubleshooting at the track if something goes bad.