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Description: Conductive thread is a creative way to connect various electronics onto clothing. This thread can carry current for power and signals. While not as conductive as traces on a printed circuit board (PCB), this thread makes wearable clothing 'wearable'!

This thread is stainless steel making it extremely tarnish resistant. This thread is a 2-ply thread and may be small enough to be compatible with some sewing machines.

This thread has a resistance of about 9 Ohms per linear foot and weighs about 0.20 ounces for the full 50 feet.

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  • I do not recommend this product if you plan to do a conductive sewing project with kids. It easily kinks, twists, and can be very hard to knot. It was very frustrating for 8-12 year olds. There are other conductive threads on the market that do not kink so easily and carry enough current for most kid friendly projects.

  • can this thread be used to make glove finger tips that works on an iPhone? thx!

  • Works great!

  • what’s the max amp rating for this wire?

  • I used this thread to create blinky scarves for my kids - worked great!

  • Is this thread available in a larger presentation such as 250', 500' or more?

  • You can’t solder it, but I’ve had luck using the brass ball from the end of a guitar string. You tie the thread to the ball, then you can solder to that.

    • Crimp one of these onto it, cut off most of the pin, solder the crimp portion to the board.

      http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/T-0006/CP-9999-ND/145332

  • Would this thread zap you if you touched it while in use?

    • It has no insulation if that’s what you mean but generally this wire is used for low voltage projects which are low enough for you not to get “zapped”

  • Just wondering, Could you solder this thread? Or would conductive glue be better?

    • It’s stainless - very hard to solder. I suspect that the silver plated thread would solder better.

      • Unfortunately, the silver-plated thread has nylon content as well, so the heat of a soldering iron disintegrates it. The stainless threads are difficult to solder, but at least possible.


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