Question, I want to make my own anderson, mc4 connection

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Can I use cat 5e wire for this


  • Photowhit
    Photowhit Solar Expert Posts: 6,003 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If you have a tiny
    Seriously Cat 5 is very tiny/thin gauge wire. 22 gauge if I recall correctly.  I think MC4 connectors are designed for 8-12 gauge wire.. Anderson connectors are for even larger wire, though they may make so smaller that I'm unaware of.
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