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Old 04-01-2013, 10:11 AM   #15
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My new plan. Still want to see if I get any solar watts from the solar panel using it inside.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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Yes you are right for current application but I was thinking more along the lines of Voltage identification. I havent laid my master wiring diagram out yet but am going to utilize the color spectrum of the connectors for different items. At first I thought I would use ANSI specs and then after a moment of sanity decided to KISS as no one will care as long as I document it. Per ANSI I will use this:
Current Capacity of Wire
The following table shows the maximum rated current capacity of plastic insulated copper wire. Temperature affects current capacity of a given wire and the type of insulation. This table shows generally accepted values. Length will affect voltage drop but not for such short distances.
Wire Gauge Maximum Current Capacity
10 45 Amperes
12 30 Amperes
14 25 Amperes
16 20 Amperes
18 15 Amperes
20 10 Amperes
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My new plan. Still want to see if I get any solar watts from the solar panel using it inside.
Good plan and good connectors. Of course you can get solar from inside. Just a matter of angle, intensity and duration. Go for it and then publish your results on this thread. I would be interested in your results
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These flat connectors usually come in a 12" loop between terminals. You cut them in two pieces but leave them matched in pairs and the conductor insulation will match the polarity of the terminal connection both in and out. Your second drawing indicates otherwise which would be the case if all pigtails have red conductor on the female (insulated) terminal and the black on the male (exposed) terminal. The black to red insanity will of course work as copper doesn't know black from red. It also won't know positive from negative so there's a bit of a head-scratcher there in connecting splices and terminations. The short form is that the hermaphrodite terminal connector assures hooking up in correct polarity but neither male nor female DEFINES polarity. Hope that makes sense. I know it's a quibble.

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Good catch.
I will make sure I have + connected and - connected the correct way.
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