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PSU Wire Thickness

21 minutes ago, szwagi said:

Hi everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to modding, decided to make my own cables (8+6 pcie, 24+8 atx).

I bought the wrong wire because I didn't do my math right (22 AWG), and that's obviously not enough.

 

I have a lot of 1.5mm2 (15.4 AWG) wire laying around elsewhere, will that work fine?

Asking because from what I read most PSU's use 18 AWG wire.

1,5mm2 will be fine since its thicker then AWG18 what kind of wire is that? 

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to modding, decided to make my own cables (8+6 pcie, 24+8 atx).

I bought the wrong wire because I didn't do my math right (22 AWG), and that's obviously not enough.

 

I have a lot of 1.5mm2 (15.4 AWG) wire laying around elsewhere, will that work fine?

Asking because from what I read most PSU's use 18 AWG wire.

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21 minutes ago, szwagi said:

Hi everyone,

 

I'm a newbie to modding, decided to make my own cables (8+6 pcie, 24+8 atx).

I bought the wrong wire because I didn't do my math right (22 AWG), and that's obviously not enough.

 

I have a lot of 1.5mm2 (15.4 AWG) wire laying around elsewhere, will that work fine?

Asking because from what I read most PSU's use 18 AWG wire.

1,5mm2 will be fine since its thicker then AWG18 what kind of wire is that? 

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9 minutes ago, Alpha_Krk said:

Just cerious, why are you modding PSU cables?

Custom cable sleaving?


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12 hours ago, Alpha_Krk said:

Tought so even though he didnt specify it, the easy way out(and safe) would be to just get some extensions.

I want to personalize by build as much as possible, just because it feels rewarding :D Not just the cables, but it's about spending the time on them.

I will test my cables on my old pc obviously.

 

12 hours ago, Dujith said:

1,5mm2 will be fine since its thicker then AWG18 what kind of wire is that? 

It says "OZGUVEN KABLO BS EN 50525-3-41 450/750 V H07Z-X 1X1.5mm2" on the cable, I have like 2km spare of it, it's all I know about it.

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