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Nice Wire.
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Nice Wire.

by slick on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:03 pm

Not sure if this is a tool per se, but where do you get different kinds of wire. I'm also into R/C stuff and a lot of parts come with this really nice wire for the leads. Soft silicone like insulation, very fine strands and very flexible. Alas I have yet to find a piece that has a mfg mark that I can see, it usually just has a AWG indicator. I'm assuming that this is a more expensive product, but on some things it will be worth it. It works especially well in situations where things have to be connected and disconnected over and over where the wire is flexed a lot.

Anyone know where to get this?
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Re: Nice Wire.

by Rotzog on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:21 pm

http://dcchobbysupply.com/zcart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=209

for example.

Google "30 gauge wire", or whatever you are after.
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Re: Nice Wire.

by adafruit on Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:46 am

nice work there, rotzog!

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Re: Nice Wire.

by slick on Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:55 pm

So yeah I was hoping to find a place that was a bit cheaper, but this is the kind of wire I was talking about...
http://www.wsdeans.com/products/wire/index.html

There is a big difference between 7 strands and 660 strands. Was hoping to find it cheaper than $1.40/ft.
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Re: Nice Wire.

by westfw on Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:22 am

There is a big difference between 7 strands and 660 strands.

There's a big difference between 30g and 12g !
For most hookup purposes, you probably want something between 28g (typical ribbon cable) and 22g. That 12g wire from the RC folks is for the high-current connections between the battery and the speedcontroller/motor.

For some reason, flexibility does not seem to be a valued property of hookup wire. SOLID wire is pretty common, and teflon insulation seems to be more common than silicone. Still, you can find silicone wire in multiple colors sold as "test lead wire." For example: http://www.testpath.com/Categories/Test ... e-3086.htm
(24g is $7 for 33 feet. Not too bad.)

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