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Large Build wire and electrical questions

Discussion in 'General Electronics' started by Shannon Jardine, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Shannon Jardine

    Shannon Jardine Well-Known
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    Hello everyone. I am planning a large build. Starting with 1500mm x 1500mm and it will grow as I am able to make it happen. Rick 2.0 made a comment on one of my threads about don't skimp on the electrical since the wire lengths will be long. I have been poking around the forums and have not found anything to guide me. Could anyone help with with Wire Selection and any of the electronics that I would need due to the wire length.

    Thanks
    Shannon
     
  2. Evan F

    Evan F Journeyman
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    Shannon,

    I used this online calculator to help determine wire guage for my build.

    Evan
     
  3. Shannon Jardine

    Shannon Jardine Well-Known
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    Thanks this is a great start.

    Shannon
     
  4. Giarc

    Giarc Master
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    Nice find for the calculator. I just guessed and went with the shielded 18 gauge stranded copper 2 wire for switches and 4 wire for steppers. It is good to see I guessed right with plenty of room to spare. Thanks.
     

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