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The Ugly One

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Wire specs between birdhouse and disconnect power boards
« on: March 12, 2021, 07:04:00 PM »
I am running thebwire between my birdhouse and my panels. My question is can I use direct burial 6 pair  shielded wire. Instead of a 4 pair shielded direct burial wire?
System 1: / si-6048-us-10 / 2x classic 250 cp / MNE250SMA-OG-SINGLE / 8x trojan deep cycle 420 ah
Extra equipment to put to use:
8x classic 250 cp / 1x classic 250 full edition / 2x si-6048-us-10 / 3 chinook200-48v / 3x 48v 510ah forklift batteries / 90x talesun tp660p-270 watt / 30x 275watt sunita

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Re: Wire specs between birdhouse and disconnect power boards
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2021, 07:37:52 PM »

I don't see any reason why not as long as point A of connector 1  connects to point A of connector 2  !!!

If that's how the directions say to hook them up...   And the connection is good !

I am not sure what we do with  the shield though ?

You may want to tie the unused wires (2 extra pairs ?) together and to the shield ??

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Re: Wire specs between birdhouse and disconnect power boards
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 12:52:38 AM »
I figured as much. I have a crimper from when I did low voltage installs. So crimping the ends is nothing new. But it apears that the casing around the ends might be tied into the shield? Ir they are shielded themself. I will have to look up that end that is used also.
System 1: / si-6048-us-10 / 2x classic 250 cp / MNE250SMA-OG-SINGLE / 8x trojan deep cycle 420 ah
Extra equipment to put to use:
8x classic 250 cp / 1x classic 250 full edition / 2x si-6048-us-10 / 3 chinook200-48v / 3x 48v 510ah forklift batteries / 90x talesun tp660p-270 watt / 30x 275watt sunita