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#### jimmy12

##### 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?

#### fungus

#1
##### Oct 19, 2014, 12:02 pm
What's "normal wires"?

How many amps will you use?

#### Grumpy_Mike

#2
##### 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.

#### MarkT

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##### 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.
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