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I am using an Enermax Maxrevo , it says it can deliver a 0-30 amp per rail, and it comes with awg 16 cables standard, if 16 awg can carry around 14A then why do they supply those cables in the first place if they are much half the amperage the PSU delivers. I am a bit lost.

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I am using an Enermax Maxrevo , it says it can deliver a 0-30 amp per rail, and it comes with awg 16 cables standard, if 16 awg can carry around 14A then why do they supply those cables in the first place if they are much half the amperage the PSU delivers. I am a bit lost.

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most any PSU will have 16 or 18 gauge wire with crap ones using 20 gauge. for DC there is no difference between solid or stranded wire except stranded is a little thicker to compensate for the air; the wire can't be wound tight enough to squeeze it all out - if that makes sense. thicker wire strands are used more often for PSUs because it makes "dressing" them easier being stiffer; they stay in place better than a more flexible wire that is comprised of more thinner strands.

you're fine using the modelling wire thumb.gif
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Thank you everyone for your answers, +1 rep to you.
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