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WIRE GAUGE FOR OVERHEAD/MIP

 
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KiwiBuilder



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: WIRE GAUGE FOR OVERHEAD/MIP Reply with quote

Hi Guys,

Steve told me that 22 Gauge is good for Overhead and MIP wiring. My problem is that 22 Gauge is next to impossible to get in NZ Crying or Very sad
The nearst size is 24 Gauge. Would this be okay?

I just came across this wire from store in USA...Is it okay?

100 Foot Spool Stranded 22 Gauge Wire
Part Number: WH22-00-100
Order Code: WH22-00-100
Specifications:
100 foot spool of stranded, 22 gauge hook-up wire
300V UL 1007/1569 CSA

If okay would order this:

100 Foot Spool Stranded 22 Gauge Wire - Black 9.95
100 Foot Spool Stranded 22 Gauge Wire - Violet 9.95
100 Foot Spool Stranded 22 Gauge Wire - Blue 9.95
100 Foot Spool Stranded 22 Gauge Wire - White 9.95
100 Foot Spool Stranded 22 Gauge Wire - Green 9.95

Cheers Chris
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Jetcos



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

24 gauge is good for the switches and LED's as well.

You might want a 300 meter/1000 ft roll of each color?
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KiwiBuilder



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jetcos wrote:
24 gauge is good for the switches and LED's as well.

You might want a 300 meter/1000 ft roll of each color?



Thanks Steve...man that much !
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KiwiBuilder



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jetcos wrote:
24 gauge is good for the switches and LED's as well.

You might want a 300 meter/1000 ft roll of each color?



Steve I was wrong It is 26 Gauge that avail in NZ... Is that okay???

Chris
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Jetcos



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only for the switches and LED's...yes

IBL would have to a thicker gauge.
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Wantolinez



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that the IBL wires that comes with the panels are 22 AWG. Somewhere I read, that it was recommended to use 16 - 18 AWG.

Which gauge should I use? It is ok to mix wiring gauge to add the extra lenght?

Thanks,
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Jetcos



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without getting into "Electrical Theory Classes" here, these are some basic rules.


1) Long wire runs with a thinner gauge will allow voltage drops, run warm

2) We recommend our IBL Distribution Boards to connect panels near their locations. 22-24 gauge is what we use.

3) Power from the PSU to the IBL Board should be able to carry the required amperage and if it is more than 5 feet we suggest 10 gauge. Little voltage drop, carries the load.

4) Fuse, fuse and fuse. Always protect your wiring.
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Wantolinez



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info.
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