iVoice Saudering ?

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  1. crizh4x

    crizh4x Active Member

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    ok, so I am a noob at saudering, I always do the software stuff. I took the iVoice to our Fundamentals of Technology teacher. he said he would help me out, but he wanted to know the gage of the wire to make sure that it matches the voltage of the microphone. I can't find any specs on this, would anyone mind to enlighten me?
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    Wire

    Take a wire out of a cat 5 cable. This is what I have used and I have done about 10 of them with no problems, others use this a well.
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    ok, do u know the gage of the wire AND/or the wattage of the mic? i dont actually have a Cat5 layin around here, it might be a while before I can get one. TY


    edit: what about some speaker wire?
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    the components are very small as you will see once you open the thing... so speaker wire will be WAY too big. a Cat5 ethernet cable has 8 very small wires inside of it, and they're small enough that they work perfectly. if you look at the cable connected to your router/computer (which is a Cat5) look at the end of it. you should be able to see all 8 wires through the plastic tip. try to find a wire thats approximately the same size and it should work fine.
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    ok, well I'll try to find somethin like that. thanks.
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    gauge

    The higher the gauge , the thinner the wire. A low gauge wire is thick.
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    so is there a certain gage that I should look for?
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    22 to 26 gauge is the ideal size for this project.
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    ok, thanks. I got a wire from a Cat-5 cable. can i tell the gage of that wire somehow?
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    It depends. Sometimes when working with a preset or package of different wires , the wire size ( or gauge ) is color coded. Sometimes when you buy a single wire on a spool it will read 22/2 which is the size or gauge or the wire as well as the number of conductors

    22 = gauge size
    2 = conductors

    a conductor is the wire that electricity flows through. The best conductors are made from copper. The plastic around the wire ( or conductor ) is the insulators which keeps the heat from other components.

    PS. I went to school for automotive mechanics and basic electricity , and electronic devices was one class I had to pass to get my degree certificate for that school.

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