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Old 02-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Doorbell button wires so small?


A fellow from the hardware store sold these wires for the doorbell circuit between the button switch and the transformer. It is a red and white pair of wires, the tiniest wires I've ever used. They look much smaller than the wires of older doorbell buttons that I've repaired.
I want to double check with you guys, are these wires right?

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A fellow from the hardware store sold these wires for the doorbell circuit between the button switch and the transformer. It is a red and white pair of wires, the tiniest wires I've ever used. They look much smaller than the wires of older doorbell buttons that I've repaired.
I want to double check with you guys, are these wires right?
They must be pretty darn small cuz I can't even see them.

What gauge are they?

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They must be pretty darn small cuz I can't even see them.

What gauge are they?
You know Zap...micro wires
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#22 AWG is customary but for short stretches you can use #30. 50' of #22 = 6' of #30, ohm wise.

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They sound about right. Make sure you run it in a way it won't be damaged
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Thanks for your comments. I'm going to look at those gauges at the hardware store and familiarize myself with them, to see what gauge this wire I bought is. You have me thinking it is okay even though it is so small.
Anyways the last doorbell button wires I looked at had multiple tiny copper wires twisted together, you know what I am talking about. This wire looks like just one of those tiny copper wires.
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I've never seen braded wires use in door bells.
Two tiny solid wires is the norm. It's Low voltage and will work fine.

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