Do you not have an option to pull a 2-pair cable for power?Hello,
Would like to know if its safe to use Cat-5 for 12V, 4amps to power TouchScreens with all the 4 pairs.
Regards,
Shaurya
Hi Shaurya,Would like to know if its safe to use Cat-5 for 12V, 4amps to power TouchScreens with all the 4 pairs.
That part is easy.I'm not sure how you would figure out the gague of the wire when using multiple wires from teh 8 in a Cat5. You would basically need to figure out what guage is equal to 4 26ga Cat5 wires.
That part is easy.I'm not sure how you would figure out the gague of the wire when using multiple wires from teh 8 in a Cat5. You would basically need to figure out what guage is equal to 4 26ga Cat5 wires.
Putting two wires of the same gauge together is equal to one wire that is three gauges lower. Two 24-awg wires is equal to one 21-awg wire, and four 24-awg wires would be equal to one 18-awg wire. Four 26-awg wires would be equal to one 20-awg wire.
Hello,
Would like to know if its safe to use Cat-5 for 12V, 4amps to power TouchScreens with all the 4 pairs.
Regards,
Shaurya
Basically the cross sectional area of the wire determines how much current it is capable of carrying. So all one has to do is to determine the area of one of the wires they want to gang (pie r**2), then multiply this number times the number of wires you want to "gang", then look up to see what gauge wire this new cross sectional area represents, then use that gauge's current carrying specifications.How does the calculation work with one 3 pairs?
As I have been reprimanded by many, I have decided not to use Cat5 for the power (12VDC, 4A). I would like help in deciding the right guage wire. I have 16/4 and 16/2 (both used for speaker wiring) at the moment. Which one is good for the use. I can buy something else as well if required. Please advise.
Regards,
Shaurya