Realistically, the only thing a higher strand count will get you is greater flexibility. That can be important when you want to fit a 1/0 guage power wire through a fire wall and under the interior carpet on the way back to your hatch. In terms of power and/or performance, strand count will make no discernible difference.
keane is exactly correct with what he said. if you had 0 awg power wire that was low strand count it would not be possible to run it through a car. with high strand counts it will be alot more flexible
actually the reason for stranded wire is more for electrical conduction. The current distrubution on the cross section of a wire is concentrated around the outside. That means that if you have a solid wire you actually get less area for conduction then a stranded one.
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