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Hi I recieved my first kit today yeah I would like to know if there is a max length on the wire I use to control servos and such from the controller.thank you
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How long are you thinking?
And yes, it can be put in a box, bit if you do I'd put in a fan or two for air flow, even if it doesn't get hot it's better to be safe than sorry.
Shows how to add a fan to the EZ-B. And there is a link to order the fan from eBay
Longer runs need bigger cable. If the cable is undersized the cable will get hot and no amount of cooling will counter the effects, you will end up with burnt cables.
Use a cable calculator to ensure you use the correct size cable. There are many free ones on the internet, one example is Solar-Wind's DC cable calculator here
While not required and probably more costly I always use trirated cable whenever I am working with DC.