I am putting together a test system that'll be carrying over 50Amps.
I need to rate the wires that will be powering the device under test and also querying voltages and signals on the device.
Looking at the AWG table hosted by powerstream there are two current guidelines, one gives the maximum amps for power transmission and another gives the maximum power for chassis wiring. There is a huge difference between the two e.g. for AWG24 3.5A versus 0.577A
I would hazard a guess that chassis wiring is less than 1 metre and power transmission is greater than 100m. Or maybe chassis wiring is something that carries a signal or is only on for a limited amount of time?
What exactly is meant by chassis wiring and power transmission, what is the difference between the chassis and power transmission wiring?