wire for 12 v supply

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  1. Oct 21, 2019 #1

    rahulb

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    Hi Everyone,

    I have a wire of multiple strands.

    14 strands of 0.004 inch. I want to use it for 12 v 0.5 Amp circuit

    the length is 13 meters. Will it be safe or can cause fire?

    Please advice.

    thanks
     
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    JoeD

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    That sounds like 22 or 24 gauge wire. It should be fine for .5 amps. It should be properly fused.
     
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    I checked in one table, it is 38 gauge wire. will it be enough?
     
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    38 gauge is one strand of .004. You have multiple strands.
     

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