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Electronics What sorta wire to use for wiring LED to pc?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by NOMIS, 9 Oct 2004.

  1. NOMIS

    NOMIS What's a Dremel?

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    Hey guys, I have never done this before ( or anything electronic for that matter ) and bought some LED's the other day. I need some wire to use to wire all the stuff together but what do I get?

    I found this
    page on a local shops website, but I do not know what type to get that would work with LED's.

    I don't even know if it is there, I can look around other shops but I would not know what I am looking for. I saw in the guide I am using (SteveyG's guide for connecting LED's) that the wire he uses has only 1 silver wire inside the colour, but I couldn't find one that looked like that on the website.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers!
     
  2. SilentDeath

    SilentDeath What's a Dremel?

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    It'll work with LEDs, but it's kinda overkill.

    You can use 24AWG wire (~.51mm wire for non-US) just fine. You don't have to carry much current to a single LED, as most are around 20mA. I believe the wiring used from PSU to molex connectors is 18 gauge (~1mm), so if you're looking to draw a lot of power, use that.
     
  3. NOMIS

    NOMIS What's a Dremel?

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    I do not know what to look for. Is there any on this page I could use?

    I want to use the same as in the guide, a black for 0v and red as the other one.
    It says on the ones i posted 1A maximum current rating, is this good?
     
  4. modz-a-lot

    modz-a-lot What's a Dremel?

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    just use a strand of cat 5e cable :D
     
  5. c.cam108

    c.cam108 Minimodder

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    The first few are perfect.

    1A is more than enough for 10 LEDs.

    Just remember the resistor!

    _C
     
  6. SteveyG

    SteveyG Electromodder

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    Yep, the first few on that page are ideal. :baby:
     
  7. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    i just use speaker wire.... does me great...
     
  8. NOMIS

    NOMIS What's a Dremel?

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    Okay thanks for all your help dudes, yup I've got the resistors :p

    Now, I need to know, what size heatshrink tubing to use?
     
  9. NOMIS

    NOMIS What's a Dremel?

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    Can anyone answer that?
     
  10. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    this is the size you want - 2.4mm.. thats the diameter of the heatshrink. i found that, thats the smallest size u want... a little bigger might be better it depends on how big you connections are
     

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