It is not the amount - it is the number of orders - that gets you to Platinum status
I was told once that it was 7 orders (then 10) but it is not necessarily automatic so don't think that you can place 7 orders for rubber-bands and get Platinum
I am Platinum and I have spent $4,287.00 over 12 orders. I have 50 bonus points whatever that means.
I chose to go with the 20C zippy packs. I never order anything that is back-ordered.
Mine will be here next week
As far as the 12g vs 10g I am planning on using these 8 packs to make two 2S2P's
Rated that would be a 44V 10Ah pack good for 200A continuous
I draw 60A burst which is 30A burst on each 12G wire
Not ideal but totally acceptable to me.
One should note: These are ALUMINUM
wires... not copper... so whatever rules of thumb you have in the back of your head do not apply. The conductivity of Aluminum is only 37.8 Ãƒâ€” 106 while copper is 59.6 Ãƒâ€” 106. I dont care if they use 5 million strands - aluminum is aluminum. So... my 12G packs are just that much more jank.
That said - I judge a wire by how hot it gets and you want to know how hot these wires get?Not at all.
If you average out the duty cycle of a bike the average power is nothing... what... 50Wh/mile?
Do the math.
In a mile if you only burn 50Wh with a 50V pack that means your average current is 1A
With a 100V pack your average current is 1/2A
These 12awg wires will do just fine with a 1/2A average current
2-3%? Bah! We run our motors at like 60% efficiency under acceleration so I could give a crap less about a little loss in the cabling.
P.S. now that I made an argument for the 12g wire - I will state that I would always choose to run 10g over 12g if it is an option.
Bigger is better when it comes to wire.