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Old 01-10-2020, 06:27 PM   #272 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Tahoe_Hybrid View Post
you so crazy to use #10 with a 300amp breaker
or you just wanted a incandescent bulb under the hood?

you need at lest 4/0 wire for 300amp breaker (short run) longer runs will need 350 gauge wire(350 is a industrial sized wire)

trying to start a fire?
What thread did you get that quote from? It isn't this thread.

As I said, the breaker is probably rated to high. It wasn't meant to protect against drawing too much power, it was meant to protect against a short.

Originally Posted by hayden55 View Post
Probably just too big. It will never ever even get close. The Prius hardly uses the 12v system.
The attempt was to start an Acura on 10 gauge, which would draw close to that amount if it could.
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