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Old 04-26-2008, 09:05 AM
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Question Does Wire Gauge Really Matter?

For my trans temp. gauge, I had to supply my own wire for the temp. sender. The only thing I had was 18gau. The guage seems to work correctly, but @ times seems a little slow. Is there a recommended size wire for temp. senders? Is the 18gau. putting resistance from the sender to the gauge? If it's anything, I'm referring to an electric, short sweep, AutoMeter Z-series.
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Wire gauge is related to resistance yes, but a bigger wire = less resistance and a smaller wire = less. If that helps you then
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a bigger wire = less resistance and a smaller wire = less


18ga should be a good size, my AutoMeter Pyro which is an electric sender also, is like 22-24ga wire...
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Just for the temp signal 18 ga should be fine.
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Old 04-28-2008, 12:35 PM
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Thanks, fellas. I was worried I would've had to take apart my A-pillar & start all over again. I appreciate the input!
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18ga should be a good size, my AutoMeter Pyro which is an electric sender also, is like 22-24ga wire...
he called my a tard. See that? lol
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Sorry it didn't make sense the way you worded it...
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