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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: willowstreetguzziguy on April 28, 2015, 04:00:54 PM

Title: Electric vest connectors
Post by: willowstreetguzziguy on April 28, 2015, 04:00:54 PM
I am in need of an SAE-2 Pin Quick Disconnect Wire Harness for my wife's Eclipse electric vest.

I see them for sale on the internet but not sure what gauge to buy... 12 or 18 gauge?

I plan on wiring it to the battery.
Title: Re: Electric vest connectors
Post by: Wayne Orwig on April 28, 2015, 05:33:38 PM
18 gauge would be pretty wimpy for an electric vest. Even if it handled the current without overheating, and it might, it would be fragile. Nothing like a broken wire far from home of a freezing cold day.
I would get the 12 for sure.
Title: Re: Electric vest connectors
Post by: Kiwi_Roy on April 28, 2015, 06:26:36 PM
18 gauge would be pretty wimpy for an electric vest. Even if it handled the current without overheating, and it might, it would be fragile. Nothing like a broken wire far from home of a freezing cold day.
I would get the 12 for sure.

Wayne, I would vote for 18 gauge, 12 would be too stiff wouldn't it?
I'm just going by the wires on my Girbing Vest, quite small.
Title: Re: Electric vest connectors
Post by: Wayne Orwig on April 28, 2015, 06:57:20 PM
Wayne, I would vote for 18 gauge, 12 would be too stiff wouldn't it?
I'm just going by the wires on my Girbing Vest, quite small.

I've had a number of thinner ones break over the years. I now get the 'larger' wire gauge when I buy them. But to be honest, I don't recall the gauge. I may be comparing 24 gauge and 18. 

Buy both, then decide.