Automotive wire vs Building wire


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Feb 3, 2013
Overbrook, Ok, USA
Ran across an interesting discussion. When it comes to trolling motor wiring. Assuming that the same guage wiring is used in either case is it better to use building wire with is stiff and large strands or automotive which is flexible with numerous small strands. Opinions on either side had arguments that made sense. One claimed that building wire was more prone to overheat and cause a fire. That didnt make sense though since by the motor manufacturers requirements a fuse or circut breaker should be installed either way. What are your thoughts?