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Old 02-25-2019, 11:50 AM   #1
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twisted or solid

new question for electrical guys . 751d supplier says to use 4 conductor 24 awg solid for dual coil turnouts . I have this in twisted , would this be ok to use ?
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Old 02-25-2019, 11:56 AM   #2
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Do you mean twisted pair or stranded wire?

Stranded is fine to use. Twisted pair is short a wire.
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Old 02-25-2019, 01:12 PM   #3
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Stranded wire is fine.
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:03 PM   #4
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24awg solid... isn't that CAT5 wire, commonly used for telephones and network connections?
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Old 02-25-2019, 02:47 PM   #5
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A twisted pair of wire is used to eliminate cross-talk in telecommunication wire. It is usually solid conductors that are twisted together in a pair in Cat5, there is 4 pairs of wires that are again twisted, although much less than the individual pair. In the case of wiring a 751d, twisted or not, stranded or not would be fine.
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Old 02-25-2019, 03:01 PM   #6
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You can use either stranded or solid wiring for
layout purposes.

Some of us prefer stranded because it is less
likely to be damaged when stripping insulation. A slight
nick in a solid wire can result in an unwanted
break.

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