Should the wire I use be able to handle the stall current of my motors?

I am building a battlebot (3lb), and I was wondering if the wire had to be able to handle the stall current of all the motors, or just the normal current that the motors draw.


Re-design7 years ago
Usually that's not too big of an issue. Most motors are hooked up so that if the motor stalls a breaker flips. So the wire only has to handle the current for a short while.

But in a battle bot there is a good chance of having it stall often so I would go with the much larger wire.  You get the benefit of more running current in the bargain.
+1 Go heavy on motor wires.
seandogue7 years ago
Professional answer? Yes.