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    Question about switches and wires.

    Hello. With a 36V system is it possible to use a 12V switch (automotive) to turn off the system and why/why not? If not, where can 36V switches be found?

    About wiring, what have people found to be the best gauge/type of wire to use with a 36V system to interconnect the batteries, etc? I have 2 types of wire pulled from a stove that has the following written on the side:

    Type 1: CSA TYPE TEW 105oC FT-1 14 AWG AWM 1015 VW-1

    Type 2: CSA TYPE TEW 600V 105oC FT-1 16 AWG LL39965 AWM 1015 VW-1

    I'm thinking the larger gauge (14 AWG) would be better, correct? Yes, I don't know much about electronics, but I'm trying to learn. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    yes a 12v automotive switch will work good, and i would go with the 14awg wires. i use 14awg with my 48volt
    system and i have had no problems
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    Thanks karma, yet again!
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