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Assuming you know math, here is a few formulas for calculating the power loss.

The limit they are talking about, is that the wire can't transfer voltages higher than approx 107.4 volts, there is a HV cable that you can use in conjunction with transformators to increase this limit.

as for calculating the power loss, here is some formulas:

Volt = U

Resistance = R

Ampere = I

Watt = P

P = U*I

U = R*I

I = U/R

We already know the max Voltage and the resistance, so we want to find the loss per block in relation to Ampere

I = 107.4/0.02X (Where X is number of blocks)

We need to convert Ohms to milliOhms so the calculator wont have to divide by numbers less than 1 to get the correct result

mA loss per block = 107.4/20X

This gives us a loss of approx 5.37 mA per block, which contrary to the article isn't very much, you would lose 1.02A over a distance of 190 blocks, which is (assuming the Voltage is maxed out from the source) about 110W

I think the blue alloy wire also have a loss in voltage over distance that is not in this equation, but I don't have time to research that right now, this would further increase the loss proportionally to the distance traveled.

Someone correct me if my own math is off... its 7AM and I haven't done these kinds of equations in years..