Continuing on my first build.

Discussion in 'First Build' started by Chuck, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    I've seen some recommendations to use #14 AWG stranded wire for the battery leads, and #16 or #18 AWG stranded wire for the motors and ESCs. The #14 gauge wire seems reasonable for the battery, but the #16 or 18 gauge seems a bit heavy for other wiring. Thoughts?
     
  2. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    Well, your motors and ESCs will probably come with 18 awg (seems the standard) so that's what you'll use.
     
  3. Chuck

    Chuck Well-Known Member

    I can pick that up at nearby auto parts stores.
     
  4. RENOV8R

    RENOV8R Well-Known Member

    You want the nice soft noodle-like silicone wire. Easier to route but even more important, the silicone sheath won't melt back and leave exposed wire when you're soldering like other wire does.
     
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