My question is though: is there anywhere in the amp where using the 20-gauge is worthwhile or desirable? Or shall I return it to the store? I'll be getting some 22awg anyway for all the wiring to the PCB, as per instructions.
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vtshopdog wrote:Regardless of diameter, my vote is for Teflon insulated wire as it withstands much higher heat. You can solder very close to insulation without melting it and contaminating your joint or having excess bare wire exposed. Especially nice if you are dealing with shielded wire.
This guy on eBay sells all sorts of gauges and variations of stranded, solid and shielded cable in multiple colors in 10 foot segments. Mostly seems to have Mil Spec surplus wire.
sKiZo wrote:Only caveat with teflon wire is you should plan to strip the wires a bit further back than you would with any other wire. Touch the gun to the jacket, and you've the potential for contamination in the joint.
GreggW wrote:Has anyone had any problem with using the 300v vs 600v rating for hook up wire used in a ST 70 or St 120? There are some pretty high powered volts running around in these amps.