Rachel Cameron

Audio Root Distro to DNS-2: DC cable gauge

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I'm building a right angle DC cable that goes from my Audio Root distro to my Cedar DNS-2. The wall wart that shipped with the DNS-2 was built with 22AWG.

In the wall wart graveyard, I found some 24AWG and some 18AWG, but no 22AWG. In a quick search of the site here, I found advice regarding 22-24 being fine..but my question is: Could I make this DC cable build a bit sturdier? I was wondering if it was okay to do the build with the 18AWG.

Any advice for my build here?

Thanks for any help,

Rachel

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18 ga is fine. being a thicker cable it will allow the electrons to flow faster.

 

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15 hours ago, Eric Toline said:

a thicker cable it will allow the electrons to flow faster.

Faster electrons will make the DNS process faster

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Anyone else use mic cable for DC? Canare non-starquad fits a Hirose perfectly. I don't like piling up heat shrink on skinny lamp cord type wire. Not sure why.

 

i just trim away the braid and leave it unconnected. 

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2 hours ago, Jack Norflus said:

Faster electrons will make the DNS process faster

I hope the electrons slow down a little bit for the curves, though.

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if you want to control the electrons, you need special methods. and that means you have to get to me. heh. 

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4 hours ago, Jack Norflus said:

Faster electrons will make the DNS process faster

Man speaks the truth. That's why you use time code so everything will be in sync.

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10 hours ago, Derek H said:

Anyone else use mic cable for DC? Canare non-starquad fits a Hirose perfectly. I don't like piling up heat shrink on skinny lamp cord type wire. Not sure why.

 

i just trim away the braid and leave it unconnected. 

I have

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Thanks Jack, I know that round unshielded dc cable exists but the conductors are too fat for hirose solder cups.

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