I have 12 V LED strip tape, actually running with a 9 volt source. I need to use a short amount of wire to connect two strips. I've seen some people use 22 AWG stranded, but I would prefer to use 24 AWG if possible. We're talking about 6 inches or so. Would it work okay?

  • \$\begingroup\$ I would recommend to use AWG26, my general purpose wiring standard for "light duty" applications. If you are serious or slightly worrying, you can check out the AWG spec and the 12V LED strip spec. \$\endgroup\$
    – tlfong01
    Aug 8, 2022 at 5:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would recommend this AWG guide: Wire Gauge and Current Limits Including Skin Depth and Tensile Strength July 13, 2022 powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm \$\endgroup\$
    – tlfong01
    Aug 8, 2022 at 5:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ You may like to give us the link to your 12V LED strip. \$\endgroup\$
    – tlfong01
    Aug 8, 2022 at 5:47
  • \$\begingroup\$ You might find my answer to this Q&A useful: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/563073/… \$\endgroup\$
    – tlfong01
    Aug 8, 2022 at 5:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ And this is a tutorial for 12V LED strip newbies: LED-strip-light-schematic-and-voltage-information waveformlighting.com/pcb-designs/… \$\endgroup\$
    – tlfong01
    Aug 8, 2022 at 5:54


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