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50 dollar robot wire
« on: April 19, 2007, 07:45:48 PM »
Hello. I am unsure what type of wire to use in the 50 dollar robot. It just says "wire" (it is in the part where you start soldering the "black wire". I was wandering if an elcectronics lab kit that I got for X mas  a couple of years ago from radio shack has the proper wire. They are thin and plastic coated. Will this work or is there a recommended wire type.thanks.

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Re: 50 dollar robot wire
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2007, 08:07:30 PM »
Wire is generally rated by its gauge- AWG (American Wire Gauge) http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm, so weather it will work or not depends on that. Generally most prototyping is done with 22 AWG, but if its not carrying a lot of current , you can generally get away with 22-28 AWG. hope that helps you.
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Re: 50 dollar robot wire
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2007, 09:07:47 AM »
scroll down about halfway until you see a gauge - current chart
http://www.societyofrobots.com/electronics_fuse_tutorial.shtml

if you know the current, you will know if your wire is ok to use

 


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