*Using the Wire Size Calculator*
When choosing wire and cable for alternative power systems it's important to keep safety and efficiency in mind. Safety is simple - choose a wire that can carry more Amperage than you're going to need. Efficiency is usually expressed as how much power (Wattage) is lot over a given cable distance. The calculations are well understood but tedious and time consuming to do "what if" scenarios like "what if I changed the system voltage" or "what if I wanted to move the batteries farther away", so I created a spreadsheet to make life easier.Link To Wire Size Calculator Spreadsheet
To use the spreadsheet you simply enter your data into the Blue colored boxes and the read the results in the table below. Here's an explanation of the data that goes into the Blue boxes.
The table automatically adjusts based on your Blue box inputs.
There are a lot of columns that I needed to make the calculator but you don't care about. This is all you usually need to know.
The object is to find a combination that gives you a Green color in Remaining Amps and a Green color in Wattage Lost.
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