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    Originally posted by Pcpete View Post
    Ham, I know it sounds crazy that a 1/0 can start a car or your boat engines, but you need 4/0 for the inverter? Part of the difference is the duration of the load. Undressed wires from the inverter is going to, possibly, have two results. The first is underpowering an appliance because the “flow” is limited that may cause a “brown out” and damage the appliance. The other is you could overheat and melt the inverter to battery wires which would not be good for the inverter or the batteries.
    Use tinned wire with lots of strands along with sealed lugs and life will be good.
    I think you meant "undersized" not "undressed" ;-)
    Glen Sherwood
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