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Offline PsyCLown

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Wire for amp internals
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:09:15 PM »
Hey guys!


So with my amp parts arriving soon I am still unsure about the wire for inside of the amp.


I'd like to get at least 2 different colours to make life easier, I reckon 2.5mm CSA should be plenty and then perhaps 0.5mm for the signal input cables, also twisted quite tightly?


I saw at builders they have the below wire, although how decent is it? It is stranded but not many strands compared to what I am use to.


What wire do you guys use and what would you recommend? Would the builders be fine or is there something better for a similar price?
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 04:11:44 PM by PsyCLown »
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Re: Wire for amp internals
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 04:23:11 PM »
Use tinned panel wire available at any electrical distributor. You can also get silicone tinned wire for a bit more per meter.
Herman

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Re: Wire for amp internals
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 04:46:21 PM »
Use tinned panel wire available at any electrical distributor. You can also get silicone tinned wire for a bit more per meter.

So a place like ACDC would stock it too or where could I look? Is panel wire stranded or solid core?
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 04:58:51 PM by PsyCLown »
Amps: 4x LJM L15D
DSP: MiniDSP NanoAVR HDA & UMIK
Speakers:DIY Full Range Phillips AD12202 & Speakerplan's X15 on loan
Sub: DIY 12" ported & Peerless 10" Sealed on loan
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Re: Wire for amp internals
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 05:15:02 PM »
I see you are up North. Pity. I have a wide stock. Fine strand panel wire is very good.

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Re: Wire for amp internals
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 05:40:38 PM »
what are you building exactly

Offline mygoggie

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Re: Wire for amp internals
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 05:45:06 PM »
So a place like ACDC would stock it too or where could I look? Is panel wire stranded or solid core?

hmmm ... I would steer away from that name unless it is the band, then  :groovy: :Whoohoo:

I dunno where you are but a place like this http://eastrandelectrical.co.za/ is what you are looking for. Google "electrical wholesale supplier" or buy from RS. Their prices are very good I see.

Panel wire is stranded unless you buy the cheap import panel wire from that place you mentioned.  You will require 0,5mm2 or 0,75mm2 or for larger currents up to 1,5mm2
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Re: Wire for amp internals
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2018, 05:56:03 PM »
just give me a call and i will help you through that unnecessary minefield. i minght even have it here