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Looking at making a custom length 24pin cable

I have found this cable online and was wondering if its any good? Or should i look at something else with higher voltage rating or ampature i think this ones 15A?



http://australia.rs-online.com/web/p...-wire/0331749/



Specifications

Cable Shape Single Core

Conductor Material Tinned Copper

Core Strands 16/0.25mm

Cross Sectional Area 0.81 mm²

Insulation Material PVC

Insulation Wall Thickness 0.41mm

Maximum Operating Temperature +105°C

Minimum Operating Temperature -40°C

Number of Strands 16

Outer Diameter 2.01mm

Sheath Colour Black

Shield Type Unshielded

Size of Strands 0.25 mm

Standards Met UL Listed

Voltage Rating 300 V
post #2 of 8
Size of Strands 0.25 mm ?

Is that the inner wire thickness ? [the copper]
If so its to thin for my liking i would go with attleast 0.5mm but rather 0.75mm wire thickness, i mean the inner copper wire not the complete cable thickness
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post #3 of 8
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um i think its 16 little strands of 0.25
post #4 of 8
Google AWG to square mm

18AWG is 0.8mm

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/wi...ges-d_419.html

You should be good to go
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post #5 of 8
Btw, since you wire it in a bundle you are NOT allowed to use full rated amperage spec on the wire [16A]

Bundled 18AWG can go up to 2,3A

* think its 6 wires for the 12V+ on the cpu power connector, so that 6x2,3Ax12V= 165,6Watts
Could be wrong though.
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post #6 of 8
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Hmm.
2.3A per wire?

how much Current(A) does each cable for a psu do?

Need to know if this wire is safe if I was to replace my 24pin connector on a corsair psu
post #7 of 8
You should be fine with that wire, there is enough PSU's with thinner wire's.

Think my psu use's AWG20 wire's wich is thinner then AWG18
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
weird,

the cables on the 24pin are.
awg 16 18 20 and 22.

there are 4 double wires crimped together which is a awg22 crimped to a awq18
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