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Bert

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What kind of wire do you use in your collectors for sensors, fans and such?
Is there any concern that the high temperature can make the wires or the wire insulation off-gas?
 
Is this even anything to worry about?

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Most household wire has a rating of 105˚C or roughly 221˚F so you should be fine with most wire. You can purchase wire with a higher temp rating, if needed. Wire is generally coated with vinyl, so off-gas shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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Greg,

Good to hear.
What about wire for 12v DC. Would there be any concern there? Maybe just use household wire anyhow?

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Perhaps this might be what you need :  http://www.alphawire.com/

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Sounds good, but very expensive  [frown]
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=EcoFlex%C2%AE+Cable

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oops !

If I'd seen the price, I would not have posted [redface]

How about some coax, then, they use it in military vehicles so it should be pretty fireproof !

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http://www.prowireandcable.com/browse/high-temp-125C-538C/4000/?cbc=Y&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=High%20Temp%20Wire&utm_term=hi%20temp%20wire

Personally, I think it's probably a non-issue.

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Yeah, probably don't have to worry about it. Seems like you guys haven't had a problem  with the wires.
Thanks.

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Accidently came across this;
http://www.amazon.com/Spare-Meter-Temperature-Resistant-Silicone/dp/B00EZH2Z98/ref=sr_1_12?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1432317002&sr=1-12&keywords=22+awg

Seems reasonable.

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When I've needed short lengths of high temp hook up wire I go and visit my local appliance recycler and grab some of the v.high temp wire that is used in cooker tops/ovens. You won't find long lengths, (4ft is about the max) but it often even has male or female 1/4" connectors ready crimped on. ,
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