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4pin XLR power cable

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Hi

what kind of cables would you recommend for making 4pin XLR to lectro or hirose? Remote audio uses 14awg and 16 awg I think. Do you have a link or website to recommend? Thanks 

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14 & 16 ga is too heavy and not needed for 12-16volts dc. 20-22ga wire will do the job and is easier to get into the 4 pin Hirose connectors. Pin 1 is negative, pin 4 is positive.

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I've been using Canare L-4E5C (I believe that's the model#) because it fits perfectly in the Hirose shell.

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I've been warned against shielded cable for power due to higher risk of shorting if cable is damaged. 

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The Canare L-4E5C is the mini star-quad. The Canare L-2E5 is the 2-conductor shielded mini cable which would work too... Both are about 4 or 5mm. Just cut back the shield.  24 or 22g would be adequate for our low amperage usage.

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