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Offline Dennismz51

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Power supply wire type
« on: March 10, 2019, 11:20:57 AM »
What type of wire do you all use for your 12 volt wire in the enclosure, pure copper or CCA? The CCA is easier to find, but I question whether it will present long term issues.


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Re: Power supply wire type
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 11:31:06 AM »
I only use only copper, and stranded....all wire, even cat5

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Re: Power supply wire type
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 12:01:16 PM »
Same here.Pure copper stranded. No CCA or solid. For all wiring inside or outside the enclosure, data and power.
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Re: Power supply wire type
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 12:12:44 PM »
Thanks, that was my feeling, just wanted to see if I was being too anal.

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Re: Power supply wire type
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 05:32:51 PM »
Same boat as everyone else. I have both stranded THHN from Home Depot and good quality speaker wire.  As little as you use the savings for CCA is not worth it.


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Re: Power supply wire type
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 07:10:01 PM »
If I was installing multiple power supplies and controllers into a large (very large) case, I would consider solid copper because it will take bends and stay where you put it. Stranded wire will move sometimes.

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Re: Power supply wire type
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 07:51:20 PM »
If I was installing multiple power supplies and controllers into a large (very large) case, I would consider solid copper because it will take bends and stay where you put it. Stranded wire will move sometimes.
Yes, that works....but stranded is easier to form and bend on the larger power conductors.....and when few are neatly wrapped together, they hold shape very well.

 

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