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Wire gauges


#1

This is a newbie question: What wire gauges are you using in your project?

I currently have some 26 AWG wire that I’ve scavenged from a university classes. I also have, what I think, a 24 AWG from a DFRobot robot kit.

I need to buy some more and was wondering what kind of wires should I buy? I know wires are not that expensive, but I do not want to buy without ever using it.


#2

The gauge to use depends upon current. Take a look at this:

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm


#3

For short distances at low power, basically anything will work. Anything more and you will want to calculate the gauge based on the power requirements…
I’m sure a good tutorial on this can be found though google


#4

Thanks sıɹɥɔ and Mike.

That’s what I thought…


#5

Here you go:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=calculate+wire+gauge


#6

[quote]Here you go:

Thank you Eric, next time I would ask you directly… :-[


#7

Some times RTFM is not why people ask a forum. I can rtfm and not get to the essense of the issue the same as a good two liner from someone experienced. Even a ~simple question can shead light on things others did not even know. Or, in my case, remind them of things they forgot at least three times. :slight_smile:


#8

The only thing ruder than calling someone out on rude behaviour is the use of “HTTP://lmgtfy.com.” If one is willing to waste the time using that website, they could very well have just answered the question along with references two were someone could find more information ( the only exception to the don’t use lmgtfy)
@ William was just a little too nice. I would prefer to nip this in the bud


#9

It wasn’t meant to sound rude at all, and if it did, my apologies.

Back to business…


#10

Let’s keep this forum as friendly place for everyone to share knowledge. We all want one thing, invent the coolest gadget so let us concentrate on that :slight_smile: