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    Hi everyone! I want to run a power tap from the power base to a section of track that lacks umph. Because of the way the layout is set up, it will be a considerable distance - @ 40 feet or so. What size wire should be used??? The power supply is around 14 volts.

    Thanks! 🚘

  • #2
    I use 14 gauge Romex cable. It's a bit stiff and hard to work with, though. I am not an electrician and don't have a lot of experience with DC, but the power supply may be a factor. The longer the distance, the greater the resistance, so amperage will drop. I would suggest a 10 amp power supply.
    Last edited by Bal r 14; March 1, 2022, 08:30 PM.

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    • #3
      I would think 14ga. THHN would work fine.
      Butch Dunaway
      Oxford, Ohio

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      • #4
        thanks for the advice!

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        • #5
          Speaker wire.

          Cheap, multi stranded, flexible.
          Come Race at The Trace!
          Timberline Trace International Raceway - SW of Mpls, MN
          https://www.thingiverse.com/chappyman66/designs

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          • #6
            Second for speaker wire. Plenty for what you need.

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