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Question on splicing a Cooler Master Silent Pro for sleeving

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I have a Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 1050 which uses 16 AWG wiring for its 24-pin motherboard connection. Three of the connections are 18 AWG wire crimped with 22 AWG wire (left side of diagram). I'd like to splice and individually sleeve these to get them to fit easily into the connectors. Can I splice a single 16 AWG wire and attach a 22 AWG as this diagram illustrates (the right side of diagram), or will this ruin the integrity of the connection? Thanks for the help!

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Don't splice power connections. Take the time to do it properly. wink.gif
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You should be good. Linkey


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Edited by billbartuska - 10/1/13 at 3:37am
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Check out the dual wire splicing guide. You could replace both the 16AWG and 22AWG wires with 18AWG.
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Originally Posted by ILOVEPOTtery View Post

Don't splice power connections. Take the time to do it properly. wink.gif

Just curious but how would you do it 'properly'? Always interested in new ways of doing things.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by One2Three View Post

Three of the connections are 18 AWG wire crimped with 22 AWG wire (left side of diagram).

Does anyone know why PSU manufacturers do this? Why not just replace the construction with a single 16 AWG wire? What effect does it have electrically? Does it have any effect on resistance, ripple, capacitance or such?

I used to think it was for them to avoid having too many different types of wire needed during construction, but if Cooler Master is using these 18+22 AWG wires as well as 16 AWG, then that can't be the reason.
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Does anyone know why PSU manufacturers do this? Why not just replace the construction with a single 16 AWG wire? What effect does it have electrically? Does it have any effect on resistance, ripple, capacitance or such?

I have the same questions. What’s interesting about this 16 AWG wiring is that is rated 300 V and has the same diameter as 18 AWG wire, whereas most 16 AWG hook-up wire seems to be 600 V with a more insulation. I don’t know enough about electricity to understand why Cooler Master would use 16 vs 18 AWG wire, considering both carry 300 volts. Would sleeving these wires with 18 AWG wire compromise the integrity of the PSU?
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I think SeaSonic told me the answer to this, I'll try and find the email or ask the question again.

Edit: I found the email, he avoided the question. Next time I need to contact him I'll ask again.
Edited by Big Elf - 10/22/13 at 7:43am
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