Remember that the wire gauge number refers to the size of the conductor, not the size of the complete wire (conductor plus insulation). ... battery and alternator, ignition switch, fuse box, headlamp switch, and larger accessories use 10- and 12-gauge wire. ... For example, if you look at a wiring diagram for a Volkswagen Rabbit or Golf, you will see wire sizes listed as 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 4.0, 6.0, and so on.
|Title||:||Automotive electrical and electronic systems|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall - 2000-06-30|