I Suppose, need to choose a correct wire gauge for a lighting circuit, how to calculate it. Input load 12V Battery, load (two 100 W bulb), .Please clarify.
Wire gauge is a measurement of the diameter of a wire. It is important because it determines the amount of electrical current that can safely flow through the wire without causing overheating or damage.
The correct wire gauge can be determined by considering the amount of current that will be flowing through the wire, the length of the wire, and the type of material the wire is made of. There are also online calculators and charts available to help with this determination.
The lower the wire gauge number, the thicker the wire and the more current it can carry. For example, a 12-gauge wire can safely carry more current than a 16-gauge wire.
No, it is not recommended to use a wire with a smaller gauge than recommended. This can lead to overheating and potentially cause a fire hazard.
Using a wire with a larger gauge than recommended will not cause any safety concerns, but it can be more expensive and may not fit into smaller spaces or connectors. It is best to use the recommended wire gauge for your specific application.