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Crossing 16AWG and 18AWG


smartben

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Thanks for your answer!

 

The problem is that I definitely need an extension cable for my 8pin cpu power cable. Probably another one for my 24pin main power cable. Without the extensions they wouldn't make the run behind the motherboard tray in an Antec 1200.

 

Since the cables that came with Corsair's HX1000 are 18AWG I don't know if i should extend with 16AWG or 18AWG. In most online shops there are extenders with either 16 or 18 gauge. The thicker the wire the lesser the cooper resistance but I don't know what would happen if I cross both sizes. I'm not an technician but maybe voltage loss? ;P

 

What do you mean?

 

Ben

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