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Unread 01-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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YES! That's exactly it!
The wire you bought is electrical, the 12 was it's rating for type of appliance it can be used in (lamps, clocks etc). That is actually multiple hair fine wires coated in plastic, thus the wimpy factor.
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