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How much current can 24AWG Handle? #55717
09/04/05 12:17 AM
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ComputerWizKid  Offline OP
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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


Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
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Re: How much current can 24AWG Handle? #55718
09/04/05 12:37 AM
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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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Re: How much current can 24AWG Handle? #55719
09/04/05 12:57 AM
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ComputerWizKid  Offline OP
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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)


Theres always enough room in the junction box.You just need a bigger hammer
Re: How much current can 24AWG Handle? #55720
09/04/05 02:24 AM
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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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