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18 Gauge $ conductor power line

Started by MikelMD, May 09, 2016, 01:56:08 PM

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Hi All,

So I have a MW NES 350-12 power supply w/ my F16v2.  I am looking for power wire/cable (to make my own length) so I can run it from my unit to the display ~6-8'.  What brand, there are so many choices and some seem bad!



I go to the automotive store and pick up different colors of heavy gauge wire.  if you need really heavy stuff, welding wire, or battery wire is around.

The automotive is always stranded wire, so much more flexible.


I've become pretty fond of "landscape wire". Easy to find at Home Depot or Lowes and it works well. The only downside is that both of the wires are black. But one of the wires has writing on it so they can be distinguished.

James (MrRocketman)


Thank you all.  However, I mis-wrote.  I am looking for the wire/cable that connects the F16v2 to the
WS2811 18Gauge 12v IP68 LED pixels (50 Count)
Ore from one set of 50 LEDs to another set of 50 count LEDs.  It would needs to be 18gauge, 4 conductor (1 conductor for the power injection).


I think 18/3.  If you carry an extra power for injection, then you need to carry a ground too.
I like 18/3 SJOOW.  Outdoor and UV rated.  HomeDepot has it in 250' reels $65.70 ($26.50) good price because no freight.
I sure there are better per foot costs out there, but freight kills them...

If you think you need 2-18/3 for power, consider using 16/3 ($108) or 14/3 ($166)

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