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Old 19th November 2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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I was looking through the garage the other day and realized that the alarm guy left about a 100' spool of 4 conductor 22ga solid copper wire at the house.

Would this stuff be good to use for some hookup wire? I am getting ready to build my Aikido line stage and need some hookup wire.

Working voltage will be around 250VDC...
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Old 19th November 2008, 02:30 PM   #2
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It should work fine.
IIRC,wire of that type is usually rated to 300V.
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I was looking through the garage the other day and realized that the alarm guy left about a 100' spool of 4 conductor 22ga solid copper wire at the house.

Would this stuff be good to use for some hookup wire? I am getting ready to build my Aikido line stage and need some hookup wire.
I prefer stranded wire unless I need the extra mechanical rigidity for microphonic considerations. It should be OK for low voltage, low current wiring, like heaters for small signal types. It'd do just fine for SS projects as well.

The only fly in the ointment is if the alarm guy comes back to retrieve his wire.
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It should work fine.
IIRC,wire of that type is usually rated to 300V.
I thought that the insulation was the determining factor, and wire diameter determined the Ampers.

Not discounting what you said just trying to understand this myself. I too am wiring up my Preamp. Good question.

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You are indeed correct,I should have said -the insulation on this type of wire is usually good for 300V.

In reality,I've used strands of Cat-5 at a few hundred volts in prototypes,etc. and haven't had any issues.(yet.)
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You are indeed correct,I should have said -the insulation on this type of wire is usually good for 300V.

In reality,I've used strands of Cat-5 at a few hundred volts in prototypes,etc. and haven't had any issues.(yet.)

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Your not alone, I read a thread by Bas Horneman who said the same thing about the cat5e / cat6 , PTFE not the PVC as I recall....

It would seem suitabe for low Amperage, and make a great fuse for the heater supply

Just looking around the "Net" I found several cat5e makers claim their solid core 24ga. (not stranded) plenum rated (teflon) voltage at 250V MAX. @ 750mA....!

Seems like asking for trouble to me. But I am not an electrical engineer either.....
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The label on the coil reads:
22/4 SOL CM/CL2 5C SB WHT

On the outside insulation:
HONEYWELL 22 AWG 4C (FTI) TYPF CM-CL2 SUN RES (ROHS)
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The label on the coil reads:
22/4 SOL CM/CL2 5C SB WHT

On the outside insulation:
HONEYWELL 22 AWG 4C (FTI) TYPF CM-CL2 SUN RES (ROHS)

Translation please?
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Old 22nd November 2008, 07:30 PM   #9
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Translation please?
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Thats exactly what I am hoping for!!!

I've done a little more digging and it seems that this stuff is good to 300V as mentioned...

The alarm dude left a freakin new shrinkwrapped coil that has to be at least 100' long!!!

I was cleaning out the garage and found it the other day...Its been about 16 months since ADT was here doing the install...
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The alarm dude left a freakin new shrinkwrapped coil that has to be at least 100' long!!!


Do the right thing and return it to him.
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