would 20 awg work too?

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  1. mslugx
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    mslugx Advanced Member

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    I read some post on gbatemp, and somebody suggests 30 awg and some said 23 awg, but i can't find 23 awg in radio shack, but they have 20 awg available. I am just wondering if 20 awg works with wiikey? also what's the difference between awg and awm? sorry i am a bit noob here, but I would like to learn more. thank you very much.
     
  2. pokerrey05

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    i would go with 30 gauge its the perfect size for those small points.
     
  3. lookout

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    yep 30awg.
     
  4. kai445

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    I suggested 30AWG for data points, 22AWG for power/ground. In the instance of my other post, since he was in england and gauge of wire is different, I used a comparable metric size wire which is about 23AWG.

    In your case, and in any case, 30AWG is fine all around, but I always advise thicker wire for power/ground points.

    You can find both 30AWG and 22AWG @ radioshack.

    edit: the bigger the number, the thinner the wire. 20AWG is thicker than 22, 22 is thicker than 30.
     
  5. shtonkalot

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    20AWG is over 3 times the thickness of 30AWG.
    I would go 28AWG at the most, 30AWG is perfect though.

    Why not check the sticky?
     
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    thanks a lot guys, now i knew something new to me. I went to the radio store and tried to find 30awg, but i only found 30 awm, is there any difference?
     
  7. x-power

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    AWG mean American Wire Gauge.
    AWM mean Appliance Wiring Material.
     
  8. Hooya

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    AWM is for appliances. Don't get it. Get AWG
     
  9. x-power

    x-power I am 'Lookout'

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    For those American having trouble finding the AWG wire, solder iron, and iron core radioshack.com have those listed.

    Insulated Wrapping Wire (30AWG) for $3.99 USD + Free Shipping (recommend for beginner)
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    Standard Rosin-Core Solder (0.5 Oz.) for $1.99 + Free Shipping (recommend for beginner)
    An Solder core (1 Oz.) also can be use only for those have professional skilled.
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    15-Watt Soldering Iron with Grounded Tip for $7.99 + Free Shipping (recommend for beginner)
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    or you could use 25-Watt Pencil for $7.99 + Free Shipping
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    30-Watt also can be use and just replace with a good iron tip.

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  10. mslugx
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    mslugx Advanced Member

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    that's great, thank you everybody. I am all set, and i will solder my wii after i finishe with my finals.