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    Don't worry about it dirk, it shows you care that no one gets hurt. This is a good thing. ;)
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    Maybe we should start a safety list of absolute things that you should never do, that seem to pop up from time to time. This particular topic has come up at least once before if not several times. Theres been other safety issues that have been discussed as well. Might be great to add this to a wiki page for both newcomers and old members alike. Its great to discuss these topics though, as safety is a paramount issue. It would not be a Happy Christmas if there was an accident.
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    thanks for the advice i just didn't know the voltage rating for cat5

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    ok i get the point not to use cat 5 but i found some 18/5 thermostat wire from the following link i think it is rated for 300v just wondering if this would work

    [URL="http://doitbest.com/Thermostat+and+Bell+Wire-Woods+Ind.-model-55305-04-07-doitbest-sku-549231.dib"]

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    Quote Originally Posted by quefol View Post
    ok i get the point not to use cat 5 but i found some 18/5 thermostat wire from the following link i think it is rated for 300v just wondering if this would work

    [URL="http://doitbest.com/Thermostat+and+Bell+Wire-Woods+Ind.-model-55305-04-07-doitbest-sku-549231.dib"]
    I think the part's description pretty-much explains how it's intended to be used:

    Low voltage cable with insulated solid conductors and jacket resistant to spread of fire. Used in thermostats, heating and air conditioning installations, burglar alarms, intercom systems, and door bells. Type CL2, 300V rating. Brown. UL listed
    Just because it has a 300v rating doesn't necessarily mean that it's intended to carry a lot of current.

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    “Thermostat Wire is a class 2 power-limited circuit cable for use in thermostat control applications which has a 150 Voltage rating per NEC Article 725.” NEC considers power limited as less than .5 amps though.

    I use lots of this stuff at work but normally at less than 30 volts. The insulation seems to be very rugged and is difficult to accidentally cut. I have used it for 120 volts but only short runs and always for low current.

    The only problem is that thermostat wire is always solid, so it’s relatively stiff.

    It should be OK for 120 volts, but I don’t know if I’d push much current through it.
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