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Using Arduino => General Electronics => Topic started by: jimmy12 on Oct 19, 2014, 11:59 am

Title: wires
Post by: jimmy12 on Oct 19, 2014, 11:59 am
Would normal wires be enough to hold on the current consumption if I were to connect it from a 24v dc power supply to a voltage regulator? Or should I use a 12 AWG wires?
Title: Re: wires
Post by: fungus on Oct 19, 2014, 12:02 pm
What's "normal wires"?

How many amps will you use?

Title: Re: wires
Post by: Grumpy_Mike on Oct 19, 2014, 12:10 pm
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should I use a 12 AWG wires?

No

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Would normal wires be enough to hold on the current consumption if I were to connect it from a 24v dc power supply to a voltage regulator?

The current a wire takes is nothing to do with the voltage on the wire it is all to do with the resistance of the load.
If you are going to a voltage regulator then the current is unlikely to be greater than 2A so "normal" wire will do.
Title: Re: wires
Post by: MarkT on Oct 19, 2014, 02:42 pm
You can calculate the resistance of the wire and figure this out - there are lots of tables
and calculators out there on the net for this purpose, phone apps, etc.