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Hello,

I want to buy some wire to start crimping / braiding without pulling my psu out and keep my pc working while i braid all the wires so i was wondering what wire gauge / type it is they use on the PSU's as ive cut into it before and its tinned copper i think.
Also i live in the uk would anyone know of a place i can get i over here?

Regards
Lee
Edited by 33B - 8/4/11 at 4:24pm
post #2 of 6
You would want to buy some good quality wire, id look at using full copper stranded wire. The wire gauge used in most of the high end power supplies is 16awg and would be a safe gauge to use.
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I would replace the guage of wire like for like, all the wires on your psu will be stamped with their gauge, 16 - 22 normally.
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post #4 of 6
Wires on quality PSUs are minimum 18AWG, on quality units sometimes 16AWG for the main power cables. On cheap-o crap, 20AWG.
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Ok i will have a look at the stamps tonight when i get home and see what it is, The psu is a Thermaltake Toughpower 1000w would all the wire thickness be the same through out the psu? so the 6/8pin psu aint thicker than the molex ect
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My old TT 1200w unit used a mix of 16 and mainly 18awg, the 18 was pretty thick insulated wire. I made six pcie 6-pin cables for that same psu and a 8-pin atx cable from for my current psu out of 18 awg and some eps pins I got from ppcs.com.
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