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What wire do I need for cable extensions

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Hey OCN

I'm going to make some custom sleeved cable extensions, but I'm not sure which wire I need to take. I've heard alot of people talk about 18 gauge wire, is this the best one to use for cable extensions?
Also, and correct me if I'm wrong, the cablehes order or color does not really matter I think? As the color is just an indicator for manufacturers to know which cable is attached to grounding etc, so I can use the same sort of wire for every pin and connector. Am I correct? Or do some cables in the 24 pin have some sort of resistance which is larger than the other cables?
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18 gauge is fine. If you are doing extensions you will be going pin for pin or 1-1. Just make sure to test it with an digital mm or ps tester before powering up your rig.
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Test it with what? What is this, new technology, you're talking about? tongue.gif
No seriously, what's a digital mm or a ps tester?
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Test it with what? What is this, new technology, you're talking about? tongue.gif
No seriously, what's a digital mm or a ps tester?
Digital Multi Meter for manually checking 1 by 1 the pin continuity and Power Supply Tester where you connect your extensions between the PSU and the tester and check for an OK signal.
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