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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by john2k, Aug 27, 2012.

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  1. john2k


    Jun 13, 2012
    Just a quick question, can I use household 1 mm2 wire that is rated for 240V lighting use on a 12V lighting application to power a halogen bulb via a 12V car battery?
  2. john monks

    john monks

    Mar 9, 2012
    Ordinary house wire can be used for a 12 volt headlight and a 12 volt battery.
    #14 gauge wire is good for 15 amps and 12 gauge wire is good for 20 amps.
    A headlight my burn 65 watts @ 12 volts drawing about 5.4 amps.
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