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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by Backhand, Nov 13, 2005.

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  1. Backhand

    Backhand Guest

    I have some 8 conductor 28 ga.. cable, single strand. I want to do
    some simple home automation with it, some small relays, prox switches,
    etc., 10-15 VDC range.

    How much current can I safely have on a single conductor in the cable
    environment?

    Thx.
     
  2. Backhand

    Backhand Guest

    I have some 8 conductor 28 ga.. cable, single strand. I want to do

    Correction, 24 ga.
     
  3. Bill Bowden

    Bill Bowden Guest

    How much current can I safely have on a single conductor
    24 ga copper is .0262 ohms per foot, so 100 feet will drop 2.62 volts
    at 1 amp, and dissipate 2.62 watts of heat.

    Figure it out from there.
     
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