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max milliamps ribbon cable

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by qweets, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. qweets


    Sep 26, 2010

    i am going to try and use a ribbon cable off my next pcb to connect the main board to a display panel of 24 leds. I wonder what the maximum milliamps would be using two cores of a 26 way ribbon cable (- +) so that i may power them? Or would it definitely be better to use a separate power cable to connect the 5v from the main board to the display panel?

    thanks for advice. : )
  2. jerryg50


    Apr 18, 2010
    The amount of current carry capability is dependent on the gauge of the conductors in the ribbon cable, the length of the cable, and the ratings of the connector types.

    I suggest you contact the manufacture or supplier of the ribbon cable to find out its specs.

    Jerry G.
  3. qweets


    Sep 26, 2010
    thanks jerry : )
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