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Limit switch wire?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Tim Wiltse, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Tim Wiltse

    Tim Wiltse Well-Known
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    I am finishing up a super sized Sphinx build and need to start setting up the limit switches. What type of wire do I need to run? Does it need to be shielded wire?
     
  2. Kevon Ritter

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    The limits are possibly the most sensitive wiring on a build. The last thing you need is to be hours into a job for it to stop for a false limit trigger.

    I use 24awg shielded (wrapped strands). You only ground one end.
     
  3. Gooshpoo

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  4. Giarc

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    You can get shielded wire at Home Depot or Lowes a little cheaper if you have one nearby. I paid $0.22 per foot for shielded wire for my limit switches. You only have to buy what you need, too.
     
  5. Tim Wiltse

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    Dang it! I have been to Lowe's 4 time today....no lie! Didn't even think to look for anything I could use there. I'll look tomorrow. Thanks for the headsup.
     
  6. Giarc

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    I believe the brand is Southwire.
     
  7. Kevon Ritter

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    Good call. I'll have to check next time.
     

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