Wire to use for Traces

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Seaker, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Seaker

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    I have a project that I am working on and will be using a single hole perf-board. The design calls for two long runs (DC+ and DC-). I intend to use the component leads where possible but need two extra stripped wires to facilitate the positive and negative runs. I hope you can follow what I am saying. The voltage on this circuit will be a maximum of 30 volts DC with 1.5 Amp of current.
    I know that there is coated .1mm trace wire but am concerned about its ability to handle current. The other option is stripping the insulation off of a couple 24 Gauge wires and using it.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. MrChips

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    22AWG single strand wire will work.
     
  3. #12

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    24 is a bit small. Either run 2 wires per line or solder tack at every pad to use the board as a radiator.
     
  4. thatoneguy

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    What will the length of these lines be?

    If < 12", 22ga would be fine. 24ga has a max rating of 2A in short runs, but it is generally good practice to stay far away from the max.
     
  5. Seaker

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    Thank you all for the assistance!
     
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