I'm not sure how to chose what gauge of wire I need. I'm wiring two 12 V batteries in series with a 24 V 450 W motor, and a controller, and a throttle. So if I'm looking at having 450 W at 24 V that would be 18.75 A of current so that means I need 9 gauge wire since it has a max power transmission of 19 A, or should i go up to 8 to be safe? Do I need the same gauge wire for connecting the controller to the throttle and the brake lever and what not? can someone explain how I should decide this?
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