Answered: Official Position on Extension Cables

Are ‘homemade’ extension cables permitted for competitions?

If so, what are the restrictions with their use?

Is the wire gauge 22?

Does the wire insulation need to be the same colour?

By <R6a> teams are permitted to use parts which are identical to official VEX products. Thus, ‘homemade’ extension cables would be permitted if they were identical to those sold on www.vexrobotics.com . For this purpose, wires that are not the same color would still be considered identical. The final determination on whether or not a part is identical to an official VEX part will be made by the inspectors at your event.

Thanks for that information. What is the wire gauge for the extension cables that VEX sells? Is it 22 gauge or another gauge?

The wires for the PWM extension cables are 22 gauge.