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Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps #688607
Wed Jun 14 2017 07:34 PM
Wed Jun 14 2017 07:34 PM
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I am to the stage to rewire of my pump. I will not be including any of the actual motors only the lighting system. The pump has three lights one for the face plates, one for the add glass and one for the globe.

The lights are going to be LED bulbs (California) and are 5watts a piece so very little collective draw.

What size wire would you suggest?

Thanks

Grant

Last edited by grantg; Wed Jun 14 2017 07:50 PM.
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Re: Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps [Re: grantg] #688609
Wed Jun 14 2017 07:39 PM
Wed Jun 14 2017 07:39 PM
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Tucson, Az. USA
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wink If you are going to let the State Of California dictate what size and type bulbs you have to use on an Antique gas Pump restoration............I suggest you move over here to Arizona! cool

Re: Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps [Re: grantg] #688613
Wed Jun 14 2017 07:51 PM
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Agreed but need to wait just a few more years to max my pension! Only LED bulbs readily available.

Re: Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps [Re: grantg] #688626
Wed Jun 14 2017 11:29 PM
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Ed,
Great response.

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Re: Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps [Re: grantg] #688633
Thu Jun 15 2017 04:07 AM
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I agree with the above but to answer your question...14 gauge. Paul www.severngaspumps.com

Re: Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps [Re: grantg] #688642
Thu Jun 15 2017 07:26 AM
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Thanks for all the input. I would much rather have you guys provide the input verse the California Commission on Hobby Oversight and Taxation or the Special District on the Restoration of Previously Toxic Stuff and Taxation.

Re: Wiring opinions National A-38 or similar pumps [Re: grantg] #688651
Thu Jun 15 2017 10:26 AM
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I use 14 guage wire on all my pumps. Easily handles the lighting requirements.


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