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    What wire to use?

    Hi,
    I would like to extend my wires for my nema 34 motor, the motor has 6 amps printed on the label and I'm using 60 volt power supple will it be ok to use 18 awg wire?
    Thanks

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    Re: What wire to use?

    Yes. I'm using the same at 3 metre lengths with GX20 connectors.

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    Re: What wire to use?

    I was worried about 18 awg wire getting hot and melting or starting a fire i was not sure

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    Re: What wire to use?

    Hello.

    I use 16 AWG for up to 6 meters with no overheating at all. Then I use wire nuts for the motor to cable connections.

    Best regards.

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