I am planning on using a Micro Maestro 6-channel USB servo Controller with one Hitec 805BB 1/4 scale servo. I am in the process of hacking a 5vdc - 1.5 amp wall plug power supply to be used to power the servo. Using jump wires, I'm hoping to splice the power supply wire to the jumper wires and plug the female ends onto the posts on the Polulu controller.
Here's my question, all of the pre-made jumper wires with at least one female end that I have found online use 26AWG wire. Looking at a couple of online charts, this seems too thin a gauge to carry the power. (Note: The servo draws around 870mA during use.) I can't find 22AWG jumpers with at least one female end.
I'm not the greatest with this and don't want to melt the jumper wire housing. Can anyone out there tell me if 26AWG can actually handle between 870mA - 1A of power?
Any advice is truly appreciated. Thanks.