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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - Voltage Drop
Electrical regulations and standards that apply to boat builders and recreational boats. Calculating Voltage Drop .
This table is from ABYC. There are tables for 24 volts and 32 volts, and for AC systems in the ABYC Electrical Standard E-11. Contact ABYC for a copy of E-11, AC and DC Electrical Systems on Boats.
Table to determine wire size due to voltage drop based on the length of the wire. This table is for 12 volts only.
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