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Started by AK June 6, 2019
Is 26 gauge hookup wire ok for my circuit board ?

I am using PCB boards. I think the holes are the standard width apart.
In article <c169408e-7fd7-4ac0-8d53-4b5d5799daac@googlegroups.com>, 
scientist77017@gmail.com says...
> > Is 26 gauge hookup wire ok for my circuit board ? > > I am using PCB boards. I think the holes are the standard width apart. > >
Depends on the current. Circuit boards are sometimes rated by the ammount of current they can carry. Usually in ounces of copper, then you figure out how wide to make the traces to carry the current you want.
On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:46:37 PM UTC-5, Ralph Mowery wrote:
> In article <c169408e-7fd7-4ac0-8d53-4b5d5799daac@googlegroups.com>, > scientist77017@gmail.com says... > > > > Is 26 gauge hookup wire ok for my circuit board ? > > > > I am using PCB boards. I think the holes are the standard width apart. > > > > > > Depends on the current. Circuit boards are sometimes rated by the > ammount of current they can carry. Usually in ounces of copper, then > you figure out how wide to make the traces to carry the current you > want.
I am using these. [IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/10yl09f.png[/IMG]
On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:37:42 PM UTC-4, AK wrote:
> Is 26 gauge hookup wire ok for my circuit board ? > > I am using PCB boards. I think the holes are the standard width apart.
should be fine. I like 22AWG for the breadboards, 26 doesn't grab that good, but ok if you're soldering it.
On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:12:50 PM UTC-7, S Deyoreo wrote:
> ... I like 22AWG for the breadboards, 26 doesn't grab that good, but ok i=
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> you're soldering it.
For low-power situations, I like the 30AWG that is used for wire-wrapping. = With standard Kynar insulation, you need to solder carefully to avoid melt= ing the coating. I like wire with Teflon insulation even better, but it is= hard to find and you need a special stripping tool.
In article <20258055-e7c5-4ecb-af47-0078afeda4d7@googlegroups.com>, 
scientist77017@gmail.com says...
> > I am using these. > > [IMG]http://i63.tinypic.com/10yl09f.png[/IMG] > >
Number 26 wire will probably handle anything the traces will.
On Thu, 6 Jun 2019 13:37:38 -0700 (PDT), AK <scientist77017@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Is 26 gauge hookup wire ok for my circuit board ? > >I am using PCB boards. I think the holes are the standard width apart.
For the sort of thing you are doing it is fine. I use some 26 AWG multicolored ribbon cable when I have a lot of interconnections. Rip off the colors I need from the ribbon, rather than stock rolls of different hookup wire. Old computer cables can work well too since they are often color coded.
On 7/06/2019 9:38 am, jfeng@my-deja.com wrote:
> On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:12:50 PM UTC-7, S Deyoreo wrote: >> ... I like 22AWG for the breadboards, 26 doesn't grab that good, but ok if >> you're soldering it. > > For low-power situations, I like the 30AWG that is used for wire-wrapping. With standard Kynar insulation, you need to solder carefully to avoid melting the coating. I like wire with Teflon insulation even better, but it is hard to find and you need a special stripping tool. >
Yeah good for soldering but I found it bad for breaking at the joint.
On Friday, June 7, 2019 at 5:02:19 AM UTC-7, Rheilly Phoull wrote:
> Yeah good for soldering but I found it bad for breaking at the joint.
It is a matter of skill and craftsmanship. You have to learn to strip the insulation without nicking the wire.
On 6/7/19 8:02 AM, Rheilly Phoull wrote:
> On 7/06/2019 9:38 am, jfeng@my-deja.com wrote: >> On Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:12:50 PM UTC-7, S Deyoreo wrote: >>> ... I like 22AWG for the breadboards, 26 doesn't grab that good, but >>> ok if >>> you're soldering it. >> >> For low-power situations, I like the 30AWG that is used for >> wire-wrapping.&nbsp; With standard Kynar insulation, you need to solder >> carefully to avoid melting the coating.&nbsp; I like wire with Teflon >> insulation even better, but it is hard to find and you need a special >> stripping tool. >> > > Yeah good for soldering but I found it bad for breaking at the joint.
For dead bug I use either the component leads littering the bench or #26 solid tinned bare copper. Cheers Phil Hobbs -- Dr Philip C D Hobbs Principal Consultant ElectroOptical Innovations LLC / Hobbs ElectroOptics Optics, Electro-optics, Photonics, Analog Electronics Briarcliff Manor NY 10510 http://electrooptical.net http://hobbs-eo.com