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Wire gauge question for the USB DIY Connector Shell - Type M
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Wire gauge question for the USB DIY Connector Shell - Type M

by chaseb1122 on Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:21 pm

Good afternoon, I just had a quick question about the recommended wire gauge for the USB DIY Connector Shell - Type Mini-B Plug, part no. 1389. Could I use a 24 AWG wire for this connector? The cable I am making is approximately between 4 to 6 inches long. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Wire gauge question for the USB DIY Connector Shell - Ty

by mikeysklar on Fri Sep 17, 2021 1:13 pm

USB cable gauge is usuall between 22 - 28 gauge so 24 is good.

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Re: Wire gauge question for the USB DIY Connector Shell - Ty

by chaseb1122 on Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:47 pm

Thank you. Do you happen to know the diameter of the strain relief? I am wondering what size cable I can fit in there.

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Re: Wire gauge question for the USB DIY Connector Shell - Ty

by mikeysklar on Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:25 pm

I'm pretty sure this is the strain relief size:

Max Cable Diameter: 3mm / 0.12"


https://www.adafruit.com/product/1389

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