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Old 08-02-2004, 11:53 AM
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Default RE: servo extension wiring

ORIGINAL: rlarkin70

hi all-
just wondering if there is any harm in using servo extensions using not-braided (ie. solid) 22AWG wire. I have a supply of this stuff (twisted pair telecom cable) and was going to just cut and solder the extension in place. I know braided wire is a more efficient conductor, but will there be a noticeable difference in a 20-24" extension?
I would NOT use solid wire. The mult-stranded wire is much more flexible. The solid is more inclined to break after being bent several times. The only time you would want to use solid is if you know it will not move at all. That's not likely to happen inside a model airplane pulling 10 g's. The stuff is cheap so buy the correct wire. Good question though.

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