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adding wire and fixing LED 11 months 6 days ago #70224

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I got a custom saber with a longer body. I am going to need to add wire. I have done some light wiring but I am unsure what size wire to use. I also somehow melted the wire to the LED and i AM Goning to have to repair that nonsense.
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adding wire and fixing LED 10 months 3 weeks ago #70589

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I bought 20 gauge wire at Radio shack for wiring.i had to rewire my led as it snapped. Buy some heat shrink too to cover back up the led resistor
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adding wire and fixing LED 10 months 3 weeks ago #70599

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20ga is kind of huge for sabers. Most use 26-30awg.

TCSS has wiring available, as well as ebay, amazon, the usual places. Can also snag heat shrink while you're at it
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adding wire and fixing LED 10 months 3 weeks ago #70604

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Agree as well on the 26-30awg. I used 26 with my ASP when I added my own recharge port because there was a lot of space in the hilt. But the Ahsoka's basically had no space. So had to use 30. Anything larger and I would not have been able to get the chassis into the hilt. 20awg must be huge :)
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adding wire and fixing LED 10 months 3 weeks ago #70607

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Cut open a cat6 network cable. It will be 23 awg, but the twisted pair wires have a very thin jacket on them. So you get a decently thick copper wire but that over all is very thin. A little harder to work with when it comes to stripping, and the jacket will melt off quickly of you get too much heat on it when soldering.

Alternatively, a cat5 cable will use 24 awg and have a little thicker jacket on it.

What's nice it you get color coded wires and they are the perfect size for squeezing in stuff.

Make sure to secure the wiring with heat shrink and hot glue. It's pretty fragile.
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adding wire and fixing LED 10 months 3 weeks ago #70608

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20ga is kind of huge for sabers.
20awg must be huge
:lol: Wire gauge usage relative to Hilt size.

Now just to fit the Fat Neck onto the PS Grenade. :dry:
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