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Old Sep 01, 2012, 02:00 AM
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What is the right wire for extending ESC wires to motors?

I appologize if I'm asking this question in the wrong forum. I'm building a quadcopter from the following parts:

25A Plush Turnigy ESCs
Turnigy 2217 20turn 860kv 22A outrunner motor
Turnigy Talon V2 frame
3 Cell 2200 Turnigy Lipo
KK2 controller board
Spektrum AR6100e receiver
Spektrum DX7s

I obviously need to extend the ESC wires so they can reach the motors at the end of each boom and I don't know what kind of a wire is suitable for extending ESC wires. Can I use any multi strand wire or it has to be a Silicon 14AWG like this one from HobbyKing:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9678

Your help is appreciated.
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 07:11 AM
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Any wire that is thick enough gauge will certainly work....but silicon wire rocks!
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 07:14 AM
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If the wire has the correct diameter, it will work. For the current of your motors, 16AWG might be enough. You may look here, what diameter is required: http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
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Old Sep 01, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Is there anywhere that slow silicone wire in bulk?
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