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[aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Rudy Benner rudy at ve3bdr.com
Sat Oct 29 17:06:12 UTC 2011

I would recommend crimp and solder. Don’t forget the fusing. Do it right.


From: david vanhorn 
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2011 10:46 AM
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 12V wiring ideas

Just for laughs, I stopped by a car install place here, and asked them for a quote on running the battery power with hot and gnd from the battery, on #8 into the passenger compartment.  He tries to argue that he can pick up hot and ground under the dash, but I insist that I want it done this way.. They quote $100 for labor and 3 hours to do the job, then the guy tells me that he'll just double up #16 wire.  (!!!)  If I want real #8, I had to buy two amp kits for another $130.
They said it's too expensive to stock wire by the foot.   (for WHO?) 

I shudder to think what the job would have looked like.

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