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Would I be able to use 20 gauge solid wire for the fire switch on the dna200 board. Its not a recommended size but Idk why it would be an issue. Can anyone clarify this for me...?
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Would I be able to use 20 gauge solid wire for the fire switch on the dna200 board. Its not a recommended size but Idk why it would be an issue. Can anyone clarify this for me...?
you could. is there a reason why so big and not stranded?

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Maximim wire size per Datasheet is 22 guage so you might find that the 20 guage may not fit in the thru-holes for soldering... 
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 @retird is right. i just tried 20 awg stranded and although it does fit it's pain to thread it. i wouldn't recommend using 20 awg stranded let alone solid. stick with the recommended wire gauges. 
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Well the reason Im using 20 gauge is cuz thats what i have on hand and a lot of it! I used it earlier for extending the jxt balance connector and threading a 20g solid wire through the holes is so much easier than messing arround with stranded wire. I noticed that they dont recommend it to be silicon insulated so what i concluded was that there really shouldn't be any current running through the fire button. Thats why I was like why does it matter what wire you use as long as fits. Am i right..?
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Very little current goes to the external switches (milli-amps) so use what you have on hand if you choose I guess... using 20 guage will cause no user issues except maybe fitting into thru-holes.  Solid wire has a tendency to break easier at the solder point than of stranded in my experience.  

Good luck on your build...

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Well it shouldn't break because the wire actually goes through the holes haha! Fingers crossed lets see how long this baby lasts...
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20ga solid is thinner than 20ga stranded, it will work fine, solid wire is not desirable because if flexed too much it can break easier than stranded, but for a fixed install like a fire switch that's no problem
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Thank you turbo, thats what I was thinking haha. Much appreciated! Love this dna community too bad the fda is ready to take it away...[frown]
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If you have 20gauge and your only going to use like 3cm of it you can easily strip away enough to gain access to the strands and pull out about 5 or 6 strands to make it 22 gauge [smile]
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