24V LED 5050 wiring Layout and Wire Gauge Question

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Old 02-11-19, 11:34 AM
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24V LED 5050 wiring Layout and Wire Gauge Question

Any thoughts on this electrical layout?

The blue numbers/lines are showing lengths of wiring I'll use.

The LEDS are strips and they are hi density 24v 5050 LED (RGBW) lights which are 600LED/Meter. They draw 6.4Watts/FT.


The total amperage draw for lights would equal 3.73 AMP. I want to wire the power supply in the middle of the circuit as shown and tee off from there.

If this looks ok I also wondered about wire gauge requirements. The heaviest gauge 5-pin wire I've found is 18 gauge. Since these are parallel circuits do my wiring gauge requirements lessen as shown in the bottom picture?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 02-11-19, 11:49 AM
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Does each strip need a 5 wire cable to it ?
If yes..... make each strip its own 18-5 run back to the supply.
 
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Old 02-11-19, 12:46 PM
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I need 5-pin.

If I run each strip all the way back to the PS there will be less amperage on each circuit correct?

I ask because I can buy either 22, 20, or 18 gauge. If I'm running each on their won then 20 gauge should be heavy enough?
 
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Old 02-11-19, 01:07 PM
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Each circuit amperage stays the same but the load is smaller on each wire if they are all separate.
#20 would be fine there too.
 
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Old 02-11-19, 01:51 PM
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I'll run each led strip separately.

The 18G is actually less money than the 20G so I'll go with that.

Thanks for the response.
 

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