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#55717 - 09/03/05 10:17 PM How much current can 24AWG Handle?
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Registered: 09/20/03
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I have a project of wireing a VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) and all I have is 22 and 24 AWG wire I want to know how much current it can handle the VFD Draws 600MA when all of the dots are lit (Says Spec Sheet) can the wire handle that? 12 wires 10 Data 2 power Thanks and is there a chart out there I can refer to for future projects? Oh the display runs on 5Volts DC is that matters
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#55718 - 09/03/05 10:37 PM Re: How much current can 24AWG Handle?
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How long is the wire? I am guessing it will be fine. 600ma isn't really much.
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#55719 - 09/03/05 10:57 PM Re: How much current can 24AWG Handle?
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the wires are like 3ft long in an old POS pole display. I will post pics when I finish the project probably sometime next week (have to get some parts in)
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#55720 - 09/04/05 12:24 AM Re: How much current can 24AWG Handle?
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600ma.....no sweat. Here's a table that you can refer to for future applications:
http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm

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