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Old 01-08-2014, 11:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I wonder how many amps I can safely push through these 6" 12AWG wires?
Probably about 77 I would go bigger - even 10 AWG would make a significant difference.

Capacitors self-discharge much quicker than lead acid/lithium. Some sort of small four cell lithium backup pack with a low voltage cutoff (at 2.5 volts per cell to avoid lithium batricide if they discharge too far) would be the ticket. If you bottom balance four lithiums, a BMS will not be necessary either.

Nice work!
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