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    Default Extending Poly Capacitor Leads - What Wire?

    I need to extend the leads on my capacitors for the upgrade to my SDA2B crossovers. What wire should I use?

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    If your replacing all the caps then use the other pieces of leads you snip off the other caps that's what I have done..

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    Like Larry says....if the cut offs are long enough. Other than that, I use insulated 18 gauge solid core copper wire.
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    I have used DH Labs 18 guage - I believe it is something like T-10X or something along those lines. Usually comes twisted for long runs...
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    I was thinking of using some good copper wire that is the same size such as a 18awg copper wire.

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    Just don't use bare copper wire as it will oxidize.
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    You could just spray the bare wire with a clear laquer or paint. There's no reason not to use what you have handy.

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    Thanks everyone for your advice. I ended up getting some 18awg wire from an electrician friend. It came from some demoed ballast from fluorescent lights. It was solid and insulated and when I put the iron to it for tinning it conducted the heat very well and fast. Good stuff.

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