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Wire gauge? 3 months 3 weeks ago #83680

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Hey guys, just wondering what gauge wire I should be using to wire up a Quad-Cree LED. I'm fairly certain it's between 22-30 But I'm not sure. I suppose this also applies to Tri-Cree since I'll be using those too.

Reading the NVB4 manual reccomends 28 but I'm not sure if that carries over to the LED.

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Wire gauge? 3 months 3 weeks ago #83682

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I use 28 and 30 awg wire, have about 12 different colors of each.
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Wire gauge? 3 months 3 weeks ago #83688

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What, if any, would be the results of using 24? Or is it just something you woudln't do at all?
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Wire gauge? 3 months 3 weeks ago #83689

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If you can fit it in it will work fine, just use 28 and 30 because I build sabers that sometimes are very tricky to wire, and thinner gauge wire is easier to route and hide.
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Wire gauge? 3 months 3 weeks ago #83706

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I use 26 a lot and the wire can be a bit much sometimes, but I manage. I wouldn't want to go with anything thicker, like 24. Inside a saber, there's not a lot of room and you need any bit you can spare, so the smaller components you can use the better.
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Wire gauge? 3 months 3 weeks ago #83719

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Perfect, I appreciate all the help guys! Time to go fix my Mint Green LED.
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