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CrappieClint
01-10-2007, 09:08 PM
:) I am getting ready to wire a new 48 pound thrust trolling motor. I have a large amount of 10 gauge wire. Is this big enough? Or do need to spend money on 8 gauge????

Speck
01-10-2007, 09:20 PM
Its hard to say without knowing the max draw of your trolling motor. But for example, say your trolling motor draws 40 amp on max. At 8 ft using #8 wire you would have a voltage drop of .413 volts. Here is a handy site for computing that. http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
Thanks IBNFSHN!