Mudder wrote:While this negates my previous joy, it reiterates that the factory phase wires are too small on the BMC motor. Even at 1000W continuous, we'll pull 87.6 A per phase. As a reference, a sufficiently long copper 10 Gauge wire has a continuous rated ampacity of 55A; the factory wire is rated somewhere around 28A. That's a 1.59 times overcurrent with 10 gauge and 3.12 times overcurrent with the stock wire.
What is the continious load for 8gauge in the run you are trying to achieve, minus 6"? What is the continious load for 6" of the factory wire soldered to the 8ga? Just curious if my solution would meet the requirements of your test.