This is an option, I just prefer not to splice cables more than necessary.

John KK9A

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On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 12:14 PM, Don Wilhelm <>

> John and all,
> You can splice a short (3 to 4 inches) length of #12 wire to the #8 or #10
> wire and it will not have negligible voltage drop due to the short length.
> Make certain you have a good tight connection at the splice point.
> 73,
> Don W3FPR
> On 4/11/2018 12:02 PM, wrote:
>> My 70amp Astron has 1/4" lugs and they seem to make a secure connection.
>> Do to my longer lead length (power supply on floor) I used 8ga wire. This
>> was difficult to stuff into the K3S sized PowerPole. Even with the shorter
>> leads that I use on contest expeditions along with a switching power
>> supply I found that I need 10ga wire to keep the voltage above 13.5 on TX.
>> I think that larger PowerPoles or studs would have been nicer for those
>> interested in keeping the K3S voltage in the desirable range. Double as
>> Joe suggested would also work if you wanted to run two sets of wires.
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