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DC cable gauge?

Does anyone know what is the gauge of the cable that comes whit the Flex 6300?


  • K6OZY
    K6OZY Member ✭✭
    edited February 2017
    Pretty sure its 10AWG
  • Walt - KZ1F
    Walt - KZ1F Member ✭✭
    edited November 2016
    I would have said 8 but, yeah, 10 maybe. I can say this. On the Astron PS I bought with the order I had to snip, tin, and file the contacts just to get them into the holes on the Astron. So my guess is it was better gauge than some minimal electrical gauge required to support 20A nominal at 13.8V. So, shout-out to Flex for not scrimping!!

    I realize ultimately this likely requires a Tim answer but I wanted to do the shout-out to FRS for not scrimping on parts.
  • Gerald-K5SDR
    Gerald-K5SDR FlexRadio Employee ✭✭
    edited June 2020
    It is #10 with 45A PowerPole connectors.
  • Ken - NM9P
    Ken - NM9P Member ✭✭
    edited December 2016
    If you want to install your own PowerPole connectors on the free end, you must get the 45 Amp ones, the regular 30 amp ones will not fit, unless you leave out a strand or two of the copper, which I do not recommend!  (learned the hard way) 
  • k3Tim
    k3Tim Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Hi Ken

    Hmmm..  Pray tell how did leaving a couple strands out have a negative result?

  • KY6LA_Howard
    KY6LA_Howard La Jolla, CA. Paris and Sablet FranceMember ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016
    Stray strands cause shorts.
  • k3Tim
    k3Tim Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 2016
    Thanks Howard...  I thought it was something to do with the current carrying ability.

    In the few times I've done this stunt, I did cut the strays off right at the insulation.

    Take Care


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