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Old 04-19-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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what sized wiring for brakes?

I am replacing all the wiring on a 58 jewel, I know the running, and brakes lights will be run in 14 guage, I am just wondering what size should I run the electric brakes in. I think 14g is a little on the light side and as you all know wire isnt cheap so I want to make sure I get it right the first time.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:05 PM   #2
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Here's one recommendation from Dexter:

http://i.b5z.net/i/u/1080235/f/Brake...agram_6-09.pdf
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!2 stranded should be adequate. Standard practice is to run both leads to the brakes, hot and ground instead of picking up ground from the trailer frame.
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Yes #12 is the min. Another consideration is the size in the TV. I run a separate # 10 wire from the brake controller to the rear of the TV. Voltage loss over the length of the wire is the reason. Many manufactures use #14 wire in the factory wiring and this is inadequate.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:34 AM   #5
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Thanks, I am thinking seperate dual #10 from the harness connection to each brake.
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