Question:

How do I begin determining what gauge of wire I should use?

 

Answer:

Each device will have different wire requirements. Create a list of all devices that will be used on the project, and then go to each manufacturer’s website to pull the wire requirements. You will need to factor in the length of each wire run. When running long distances, you may need to increase the gauge of wire as you may lose voltage on long runs.

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