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  • Opus 150watt 14 gauge wire.

    I just bought a opus 150 watt power supply. I have 0 gauge wire running from my battery to my trunk. In the trunk there is about 4 feet from the distribution block to the opus. Will it be ok is I use high quality 14 gauge wire to connect the opus to the distribution block. Is it a short enought run. Becasue I bought a 15 amp blade fuse and holder and it can handle up to 40 amps and the wire gauge is only 14 gauge.

    Thanks JCARERE

  • #2
    Does anyone have any input. Will 14 gauge wire be large enough for 15 amps to my opus.

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    • #3
      be........ patient............. please..............
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      • #4
        Should be fine.

        Check out this site for great info on wire size and aperage capability.http://www.windsun.com/Hardware/Wire_Table.htm
        Its the 3rd table down. Good Luck

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        • #5
          Opus recommend using a 12 awg fused wire straight from the battery. Read the manual.
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          • #6
            yes, reading the directions is a good idea, but then you're not a patient person are you?
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            • #7
              Defenitely read the directions and run the rated wire to avoid the insulation from melting and starting a fire. I mean, how much is a few dollars spent for some lower gauge wire in comparison to paying for a new car? F that!! Go with rated sizes.
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              • #8
                If you read what I said I already have 0 gauge running from my battery to my trunk. I have a fuse for the wire running out of the distribution block and to the opus which is less than 3 feet. I did read the manual just dont see a point in runnin a 12 gauge line from the battery if my current line can handle 300 amps. I only wanted to know if 14 gauge can handle the opus power supply for a run of 3 feet.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jcarere
                  If you read what I said I already have 0 gauge running from my battery to my trunk. I have a fuse for the wire running out of the distribution block and to the opus which is less than 3 feet. I did read the manual just dont see a point in runnin a 12 gauge line from the battery if my current line can handle 300 amps. I only wanted to know if 14 gauge can handle the opus power supply for a run of 3 feet.

                  I know what you meant. They say 12awg from the battery. What you did is exactly as if you already had the batery in the trunk, and I'm pretty sure Opus meant 12AWG in that case also...
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                  • #10
                    and my point was that if you had any idea what all that meant, the 0 guage wire, the 300 amps, all of it, you wouldn't be asking the question because you'd know why the opus requires 12 guage and it's own in line fuse.
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                    • #11
                      Dude, run 12 guage wire!! 14 is smaller then 12 and although 14 may not cause a fire immediately, your load may suffer! The OPUS calls for 12 Gauge wire wether you are using it to power a Pentium 1 or a Pentium 4 processor on a motherboard. Both have different power requirements as far as how much they draw but it is defenitely wise to stick to what the manufactorer reccomends. No one is trying to make you feel out of sorts, but I don't think that anyone would agree to changing around specs where electricity is involved. I learned the the hard way when I tried to power an amp with a lamp cord when I was 16! The insulation melted and I almost started a fire. Now I never go outside the manufactorer's specs.
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                      • #12
                        i think he was responding to the op
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jcarere
                          I did read the manual just dont see a point in runnin a 12 gauge line from the battery if my current line can handle 300 amps. I only wanted to know if 14 gauge can handle the opus power supply for a run of 3 feet.
                          Opus says use 12 gauge. The reponses in this post say use 12 gauge.

                          If you don't want to use 12 gauge, don't. But that's not the collective opinion of the people that responded.
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