I've bought a RGBLED stripe with 300 SMD5050 RGBLEDs. These are rated at ~18mA on 5V each, so I have approximately 5.4A on the complete strip. I have to cut down the strip into several parts and have to connect them with short wires of 10-30cm each.
According to the AWG table, I would need to use an AWG14 or AWG13 to be sure, but that seems rather large for the application I have. With a total wire length of approximately 5m, whould it be ok to go for an AWG in the range of 20-24 without having to worry about the wires getting too hot?