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Old 20th March 2009, 12:37 PM   #1
astrodog is offline astrodog  Australia
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Default Simple SE hookup wiring

I have just picked up some of this rather nice wire (impulse buy whilst buying transformers and tubes!)
From merchants website:
"22 awg, solid core, 50 ft. spool. The "real-deal" wire for vintage amp work, from the same manufacturer that supplied it to Fender. Double-cloth jacket has a waxed cotton outer braid and a Celanese inner braid. Now you can snip, push-back and solder without reaching for the wire strippers!"
it is certainly sexy....

Should this be OK for wiring of power transformer, OPTs, motor run cap, choke etc? Or should I go for a heavier gauge?? I figure I shouldn't see currents over 175mA, given that is the capacity of the transformer, and higher currents are all on the PCB tracks (heaters).....

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Lee
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Old 20th March 2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

For chassis wiring (short distances and point-to-point), 22 AWG is rated for 7 Amps. I wouldn't worry about it, although I'd prefer to use something a little heavier (18) for the heater connections if they're not just directly connected to the power tranny.

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