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Old 02-05-2020, 12:46 PM   #1
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Armorlite - 10/2 Solid Metal Clad Cable

Hey everyone! We are getting into the “house” wiring phase of our bus and have a seasoned electrician helping us with it all. We all just want to double check with the skoolie community to make sure we aren’t missing something.

Here is what we are thinking of using for the majority, if not all, of our AC wiring:

Are there any issues off the top of the head for using this as the majority of our AC wiring? We I’ll have it run and clamped underneath the chair rail on the sides of the bus.
We will have much lower profile wire running the length of the bus on the ceiling to power our 12v lighting.
Any help or reassurance is very welcome!

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Old 02-05-2020, 01:31 PM   #2
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Your choice of wire will work fine, but I'm curious why you would need 10ga wire when 14ga will be sufficient at about 1/4 the cost?
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Old 02-05-2020, 07:51 PM   #3
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12/3 AWG Triplex Flat AC Marine Wire - Tinned Copper Boat Cable - 50 Feet - White PVC Jacket, Black/White/Green Conductor - Made in The USA

This is better.
And of course more expensive.
Stranded wire is best for moving vehicles. It’s the only kind allowed in boat manufacturing.

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10/2 cable, armorlite, wiring

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