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The sensor is usually a 10K ohm Negative Temperature Coefficient thermistor and changes its resistance with temperature. It is not that sensitive to the electromagnetic interference from the power cabling. (Analog signal cabling is routinely separated from power cabling.) Good idea in this case but not that critical. The lead wires to the heat cable should ...


Don't use a 14-30. This is rated for 30 amps and if protected by a 30A breaker, a 20 amp cord/connector would not be protected properly. The better choice is a NEMA 6-20 which is 240V 20A rated. You can buy pre-built 6-20 to C14 cables.


Past few weeks I have really come to appreciate the benefits of cable pull string. A nylon string used to help pull cables. You can drill the holes in the walls, cover them up and then when you get your cable, tie and tape it on one end, then pull from the other. Just make sure you make the holes big enough to pass the flat ribbon RGBW cable through along ...


Assuming only low-voltage goes through that wire: You only need to worry about the voltage drop in these thin wires. It depends on the length of the cable, voltage, and the total Ampers that go through that cable. Since CAT5 cable is 24 AWG, you can calculate the voltage drop, for example using this calculator (substitute your own numbers): Say, your RGB ...


what is the voltage of the strips you are using, low voltage ones like the 24v ones may work but remember the wire is listed as communications cable not power. if they are the 120v style no (the insulation wont hold up over time).

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