WIRE GAUGE FOR OVERHEAD/MIP

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KiwiBuilder
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WIRE GAUGE FOR OVERHEAD/MIP

Post by KiwiBuilder »

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 :cry:
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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Post by Jetcos »

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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Post by KiwiBuilder »

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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Post by KiwiBuilder »

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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Post by Jetcos »

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

IBL would have to a thicker gauge.
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Post by Wantolinez »

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?

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Post by Jetcos »

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.
Steve Cos
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Post by Wantolinez »

Thanks for the info.

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