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Old 07-18-2016, 12:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by meridian View Post
Helping friend on his trawler with a higher amp alternator. The cables are spec'd correctly but we notice when the alternator is putting out max amps, the cables are warm, not hot, just warm. Any problem?
Warm to the touch "but you can leave your hand on it" is in the 40-50C area. Not a problem if that's as warm as they get at max output. It *could* become a problem if several cables like that get bundled together, especially if it is within engine spaces.

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