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Speaker Cabinet Jumper Wire 24" with 0.205" Disconnects
So how much power should/can these carry?
I appreciate the information Parts Express has shared about these pre-terminated lead wires.In my experience, these coupling wires can be a tremendously useful items ( and I have purchased them in the past), since they allow the user to be able to attach the wiring to drivers without having to solder the leads (which with a heavy handed operator using an iron or gun with too much wattage can inadvertently fry the drivers voice coil—not to mention the fact that soldered connections can not be easily removed for subsequent testing or reuse). I applaud the offering of these useful items.I am hoping PE would care to specify how many watts of RMS power and/or peak/musical power these 24 ga. wires leads will handle for sustained use.I see user’s reviews of these recommending them for use in series and/or series-parallel connections of midbass drivers in arrays, for example. But what can users expect? At 0.205 inches these fittings imply use with fittings for smaller woofers and/or midbass drivers. Generally tweeters have two x 0.110 inch “aerial” fittings (most of the dozens and dozens of tweeters I have purchased from PE are such), though some times they have one 0.110 inch for the (-) and one 0.205 fitting for the (+) terminal.Still, some tweeters and other domes that PE offers claim power ratings of 200 watts or more. PE, for one example, claims its RS29F-4 tweeter (it says so on the data sheet) can handle 100 watts of RMS power. Wow--what gauge must wire must it have in its voice coil! At more than $100 a pair, inquiring minds want to know!So if I run a 100 watt RMS signal through this tweeter can I expect it to survive?
This wire is intended for low power applications although it will handle 100 watts in a high pass circuit, there is very little current draw with higher frequencies.
Date published: 2013-02-13
Care to disclose the gauge of the wire in these?
Really nice concept here as far too many speaker builders tend to solder fittings to drivers, which is a real no-no if the user wants to modify things down the road (assuming a heavy hand in soldering does not cook the drivers voice coil in the process.)So, conceptually this is a very useful product, but it would be helpful to know both the gauge of the wire used and the DCR of the wire in each line.Gauge of the wire goes to how much wattage they can handle, and thus the frequency and size of the driver they could serve. Secondarily, the gauge also defines the DCR and thus impacts the crossover.BTW: Too bad PE does not offer other gauges and terminations (such as 0.110 aero terminations, as these too could be very handy for tweeters).
These are constructed using 24 gauge stranded wire.
Date published: 2013-02-11