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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals

25 Apr 2020 05:07 25 Apr 2020 05:28 by jmagda.
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #1
Does anyone know the gauge of wiring for the turn signals on a DT3? Within each stripped wire, there are 7 strands. Each strand measures .32mm in diameter. Twisted together it's around .90mm. So, what gauge wire should I buy as a replacement? There is no writing on the sheath of the wires. I take that back; one wire reads "SWC SHOA 1972". I take it that was the company's name who manufactured the wiring back in '72 for this '73 bike.

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26 Jun 2020 16:43
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #2
Probably equates to around 1.5mm squared

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26 Jun 2020 19:32 26 Jun 2020 19:41 by JayB. Reason: Correct a sentence.
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #3
Seven 0.32mm wires is equivalent to a 20 gauge wire.

0.32 mm / 25.4 mm/inch = 0.0126 inches diameter which is 28 gauge according to:

www.nehringwire.com/solid-wire-gauge-table/

Then use the following calculator with quantity of 7 of 28 gauge wires to find the answer is 20 gauge equivalent:

www.wirebarn.com/Combined-Wire-Gauge-Calculator_ep_42.html

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26 Jun 2020 19:34
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #4
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26 Jun 2020 19:35
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #5
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01 Jul 2020 03:31
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #6
I've found places where the consensus seems to be 18 gauge. And VintageConnections.com agreed.

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01 Jul 2020 04:34
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Gauge of wire for DT3 Signals #7
I used 18 ga. wire for a set that I rewired a while back. Grey for the fronts and black for the rears. I also put a piece of green and brown shrink wrap on the end near the bullet connector like the original wiring had. I always solder the ends after crimping them.
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