how thick are the cables on a molex connector?

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  1. dragonblood9999
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    does anyone know? I wanted to know because i am going to install some led strips in my pc and i wanted to buy some Heat Shrink Tubing but i don't know what thickness i should buy.

    I am going to be soldering them to this molex connector and these are the led strips that i bought, there for a car and are 12v but they should work just fine
     
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    If you plan to do this sort of thing at all regularly I suggest a mixed box of the stuff.
    Still my callipers say 2.15 mm on some random stuff I have here.

    Also do not bury them too deep - 12V is there but is not always the most regulated (dying alternators, jumps, chargers, spikes and general battery stuff can see all sorts of things happen) so you might have to replace them. Naturally I would stick an inline fuse in there.
     
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    ok thanks i am going to be getting 4mm 2:1 Heat Shrink Tubing because the next size i can get is 6mm 2:1 and it would be loose when it shrinks also i think that i will add an inline fuse to the led but if they do burn out they only cost me £1.58 so it's not alot to lose