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Is this cheap extension cord safely rated for 1625W?

Comparing two cables that I have, a cheap extension cord and an expensive "heavy duty" extension cord, both are rated for the same load. Is this an inflated rating or is it accurate for the white ...
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Reducing voltage for increased current through wire

I am wondering, if I reduce the voltage going through a specific sized wire, can I therefore increase the current? I am creating a series-parallel battery bank and it will output 7.4 volts at 75 amp ...
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What wire gauge for use for JST-XH connectors with and without insulation?

I bought a variety kit of JST-XH connectors on ebay: The auction says: Wire Range: AWG 32-24 Insulation O.D.: 1.00mm (Max) But Wikipedia says that this connector supports AWG 30-22 and does ...
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In a 240 V “2-phase” wiring, how does current/amps get distributed?

It is my understanding that if I need to draw, for instance, 30 Amps from a 240 V circuit (Live-Live) then there will be 30 Amps running from both wires, not half and half. So, the AWG sizes for the ...
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Is 22AWG wire appropriate for 144-LED WS2812B strips?

There is a question on a 1m set of WS2812B LEDs at 144 LEDs/meter (60mA/LED at peak brightness) about what gauge wire is used. The seller replies that the wire is 22 AWG (linked above). 144 * 60mA = ...
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How hot should wires get?

I am using 10 AWG wire to power a BLDC motor, and these wires can get quite hot. When an IC is intended for high power uses, it is common practice to put a heat sink on it, but what about for wires? ...
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How to read wire wrap labels?

This image is an example of a wire wrap label that lists multiple AWG numbers. What does it mean? How could it be anything but a single specific gauge?
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wire crimper sizes: mm2 vs AWG

Electrical wire crimpers available on Amazon Canada tend to list die sizes in mm2. This one cross-lists them in AWG, but there are some discrepancies between these sizes and the mm2 equivalent of ...
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Determining minimum safe wire width at high amps in a DC 12V system

In a 12V DC system, given a particular maximum current and length of wire, what is the best method to determine the minimum width (gauge) of that wire? In particular, what method is best for high ...
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Struggling to understand wire gauge and strands

I have been trying to understand wire gauge for a project, but there are so many different strand types and sizes it's alittle overwhelming. The wire needs to be 30 AWG and stranded, is it common for ...
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Ws2812B strip required AWG

I’m looking to setup 6 runs of WS2812B strips at 10 meters length each (2 rolls of 30/m each). I selected a 5v 100 amp psu and plan to power each strip by supplying power at one end and in the middle....
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AWG for connecting a USB

What is the recommended AWG size for connecting a USB male connector? The link from Instructables.com below uses only a spare LAN cable and no mention of the size: http://www.instructables.com/id/...
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Suggestions for toggling between 3 voltage levels from 100MHz to 1 GHz, to generate square waves?

Can anyone suggest what would be some better ways(purchased with minimal work if possible) to generate square waves at 3 tunable voltage levels toggling arbitrarily(EDIT: as in a PRBS/PRBS7/PRBS31, DC ...
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AWG Conflicting Sources

Novice question, sorry if it has been asked. I couldn't find it. I'm currently working on a project and I'll be powering 2 LED strips connected together. They each require 12V (24W, 2 amps). I need ...
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Unifilar (non-stranded) copper wires flexibilty

we all know the 26 AWG wires that come inside UTP cables. Those surely are flexible. But what a bout an AWG 15-16 such copper wire, is it flexible enough to use as feeding cable for the 12 V car ...
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Choosing cables for high amperage

I'm having trouble choosing a wire gauge for a project I am working on that uses high amperage (100A) at 14.8V. From what I have read here, I think have to use at least 6 AWG to handle it. What's ...
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over current in 26 AWG (pulsed)

I am using a 26AWG wire for an application. As per specifications a 26 AWG wire can carry, 2Amps max. Supposing I connect a load of 3Amps. For how long will tis be sustained by the said wire ? The ...
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Max current and wire gauge

I am trying to measure the current consumed by my circuit using an MDO4104 oscilloscope. I have soldered a 0.01 ohms resistor in series with the Vcc. The 2 ends of the resistor is are probed using 2 ...
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Fourier Transform of Additive White Gaussian Noise?

How do we calculate the Fourier Transform of Additive White Gaussian Noise? Since AWGN itself is random, does it mean that its Fourier transform is also random?
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adapter between thicker and thinner AWG wires [closed]

I'd like to connect two different AWG wires, sizes 18 and 24. Preferably made specifically for outdoors underground usage. More to the facts, the 24 AWG is part of a 8-wire CAT 5E cable that I need ...
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What are the effects of trimming the diameter of a wire down to half its gauge?

I have a three-phase, 4 AWG 259/28 stranded power transmission cable (3 conductors total) running ~200m into a slip ring. The only way to connect to the slip ring is by using its 8 AWG pig tails. ...
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Why do some wire gauge ampacity charts state vastly different current ratings?

This is a question that I've had for a while but have somehow managed to go without asking. Looking at all the wire gauge ampacity charts online, some of them appear to provide vastly different ...