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Does the term hook-up wire reffer to 22 or 24 Gauge wire?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:41 am    Post subject: Does the term hook-up wire reffer to 22 or 24 Gauge wire? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmmm... the subject is pretty specific. Anyone know? Thanks, I'm not sure. I've been pointed to 22 AWG as hook-up wire, however when working with it, it became clear to me I needed a smaller gauge wire and maybe this fellow was mistaken.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I generally use 24 gauge for everything.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

That sounds good to me, thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I've always taken the expression "hookup wire" to mean any wire used to connect things in a bend or circuit project in general.

The size is really more a matter of preference vs size considerations vs what you have on hand.

Obviously a smaller wire is going to be much easier to work with in a tight space or on a tiny soldering point. Such as micro resistors. (Damn you micro resistors! You are my enemy with my fat fingers and all.)

I use 22G most of the time, mostly due to availability. I would like some 24G as well.

I tend to go thru it pretty quickly since I typically will overshoot how much I need and cut it down. Those little bits come in handy later and for breadboarding, but still, it eats up the wire.

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