Here is the ampacity (maximum amount of current) that each size of this silicon wire can handle. Keep in mind that this is just a rule of thumb as ambient temperature and air flow will make a difference.
awg refers to gauge of wire wich allows more amps through it the lower the awg is silicone wraps is more flexable as stated above but is also heat resistant to 200 degrees apposed to the 80 degrees of normal wires
What tipped you off? That your posts all turned into '****' or that you rarely find others posting them in here???
Search the HK forum for a section called "Buddy! Buddy! Buddy!". There's also some external sites, too, if you like to share.
Hope this helps!
Turnigy-Pure Silicone Wire
is a great product, but this takes a long time coming.http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/imag es/em_cry.gif
I really need it arrives soon because I have many Lipo batteries and motors to fix.http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/images/ em_rolleyes.gif
Yeah very similar story a cross the entire product range here - great products at great prices but stock levels and arrival times appear to be a random number at times. In stock at present though so get it while you can
50 amps? That's all? That's pathetic. Why even bother adapt it then? 5.5 bullets are capable of triple that or more. Deans T connectors can take 90 no problem at all I guess the week link is the small gauge wire. Bad mistake then Need 90 amp or better wires. Look for " hangar 9 89" beast on 14s " ( my plane ) to prove that.
It won't burn but it will be hot and this is not good as you loose some power due to heat. For application that demands over 100A of current you should use 10 AWG cable instead. Rule of thumb: use the cable at least as thick as the cable used in your ESC
Yes bit it's more difficult that you think because I have turnigy sentry 40A and it has 14 AWG. But I will build a quadcopter and there are 4 of these ESC, so the power can climb at 120A but not more 40A out of each ESC.
I wouldn't use it for prolonged periods of time. It has a current rating for a reason. If you run 80 to 120 amps through it, your voltage will drop, resistance will increase and the performance of your model will suffer. I would suggest 12AWG at least.
Any soldering iron will solder this wire. It may take a little longer but will still do the job. Make sure the iron has fully warmed up before you start and use the flux in the solder to wick the heat into the wire for soldering.
i use my 10 yr old Weller 30 watt it works fine i pre-solder the leads on the cells so i don't over heat them when hooking up heavy wire to them i also split the heavy wire and solder to both sides of the tab for a stronger connection.
Yes, it's great wire, and as so many have mentioned, it's perfect for extending the ESC wires, and yes, it solders nicely, and OK, it's cheap! (Do you get the feeling that some guys just want to get their points?) My question is, how many Amps is it good for, given it's one meter length? I'm looking to use this to extend a charging cord a safe distance from my charger, and so I have enough length to use a LiPo bunker.
I used this wire to make an extension for the lipo battery to the ESC, around 130 centimeters (51 inches) and dont feel the heat on it. Must works around 110-130 Amps when run at 75%. With a 120 Amp ESC and ZIPPY Flightmax 5000mAh 6S1P 25C.
is you gonna use theese lengts for charging. This cable will handle pretty mutch any charging you want.... and that should be in allot longer than 1m and more as charging isnt any high load on the cable.
So you can safely make a 1m charge lead from this one.