very flexible hook up cable for wiring components?

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    heathwithnoteeth Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    Hi, looking at wiring up my new enclosure with DIN rail mounted items (terminal blocks etc), and I want to use hook-up cable that is very flexible.


    what gauge wire should i get (and where) I am thinking of 16awg or 1.5mm...


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    Hi Heath,
    Usually flex cable is multi stranded which is often dearer. So for 1.5mm you would perhaps look at 30/0.25 instead of say 7/0.53
    element 14 sell it as would any electrical wholesaler and no doubt ebay as well.


    cheers
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    thanks for that. cheers
     
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    heathwithnoteeth Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    I ordered some from Element14 (gosh their website is awfully slow)


    was cheaper than i thought at 0.63c per metre
     
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    the grinch I guess I could use a little social interaction

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    Website may be slow but delivery prompt thats where we have purchased raspberry pis and recieved next day from interstate to adelaide never had to wait
     
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    i got my raspi stuff from RS Components (Always free and fast shipping) i think they are the parent company of E14, but RS is more geared towards the trade.
     
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    Oh ok never used them . only element 14 as prices where great for the pi s
     
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    David_AVD Good news, everyone!

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    RS and E14 are competitors and not related to each other at all.

    Generally I find RS more expensive, but they do have free shipping for any order if you have an account. E14 only offer free shipping on orders over $45 + GST.
     

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