Hook-Up Wire - Assortment (Stranded, 22 AWG)

An assortment of colored wires: you know it's a beautiful thing. Six different colors of stranded wire in a cardboard dispenser box. Sit this on your workbench and stop worrying about having a piece of wire around!

  • 22 AWG
  • 25 ft / Spool
  • 6 Spools in Six Different Colors
  • Colors are Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Black, and White
  • Dispenser Box!

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  • HeloAthena / about 4 years ago / 1

    What's the OD of the wire?

    • santaimpersonator / about 4 years ago / 1

      It is a 22 AWG wire, that specification is fairly standardized. If you are referring to the insulation, that is a little hard to give accurate measurements for due to the elasticity of the material (aka it changes as the insulation is stretched and cut off; or shrink when soldering/applying heat to the wire).

      Depending on your application and if the OD of the insulation is that important, I might suggest looking at a silicone insulated wire or an "enamel" insulated wire (like magnetic wire) as they will have the thinnest insulation.

  • RuralGuru / about 10 years ago / 1

    the voltage is stamped on the sheathing as 300V

  • Member #437992 / about 11 years ago / 1

    Good luck trying to get the plastic wrap off this wire. I nearly cut off my finger trying.

    • It works best with clean, sharp wire strippers. I've definitely run into problems stripping it when the strippers are dull. We don't want anyone losing a finger!

  • MirithD / about 12 years ago / 1

    What is the voltage rating on the jacketing?

    • Scott17 / about 12 years ago / 1

      Do some CSI-style "enhancement" on the photos of the jacketing and you'll have your answer!

      • rougeaux / about 12 years ago / 3

        I wasn't able to figure out the voltage rating, but I did find Gary Sinise's reflection in there.

        • Scott17 / about 12 years ago / 1

          Now that you reminded me about this comment from 3 months ago, I realized that I could have answered the question since I own a set I got from Electronix Express. With some confidence I can say that the answer is 300V.

  • Scott17 / about 12 years ago / 1

    See part number 27WK22STR25 at Electronix Express... $11.95 I do kind of hate ordering from ELEXP, though. Slow to ship, no tracking information, etc...

    • Earlz / about 12 years ago / 4

      You get what you pay for. If you prefer a company who actually cares that you get your order how/when you expected, go Sparkfun.. if you just want the cheapest product, order from some chinese company, wait a couple of weeks to receive it, and then be angry that it arrived as something you didn't expect, or broken... and then be even more angry when you attempt to return it

      • Scott17 / about 12 years ago / 1

        The spools of wire themselves all come from the same place, and Electronix Express is located in New Jersey, USA. If you're going to be defensive on SFE's behalf, then at least dignify them with a more useful argument. Granted, they are still sort of slow sending orders out, but I give them an excuse because... New Jersey. On the note of your argument, I agree about the whole China thing. I ordered some stuff from Deal Extreme (didn't even know they had such an extensive, and unorganized, DIY parts store) and they screwed up a few items on an order that cost $250 (the whole order) and now they're going to make it very difficult for those errors to be fixed.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

Based on 19 ratings:

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1 of 1 found this helpful:

It was what I needed

Exactly what I need for my multiple projects. What would be ideal, the 10 colors of resistor color code in 25', 50', and 100' lengths.

1 of 1 found this helpful:

I think it is a great value.

The quality is good. It is flexible enough and appears to be quality wire. Having all six colors in one box is convenient. 150 feet of wire for low cost. I'll be purchasing it again I'm sure.

3 of 3 found this helpful:

Great buy

I have this in solid (replace my board to board jumpers) and stranded along with crimp tool (13193) and matching set of molex SL series male and female pins and matching housing. You can make custom wire harnesses at the perfect length.

2 of 2 found this helpful:

Wire, in a box. and its flexible.

I advise having both solid and stranded. Solid for when stiffness of wires is important (such as bread-boarding), and stranded whenever it moves, personally I prefer stranded. unless I’m prototyping.

3 of 3 found this helpful:

Convenient, if not consistent.

The wire is not the same for each color. Some are stranded, some are not. Other than that, the idea of the box with the holes is convenient. To avoid the wire being pulled back into the box because of how its wound on the spool I flipped the spools so the wire feeds from the top of the box out of the holes at the bottom.

1 of 1 found this helpful:

Works well

Good cable for manual crimping to .1" m/f ends or soldering to a board.

works great

I started to get into 3d print and electronics so these wire were perfect. had all the colors i needed

Great Variety

This was exactly what I needed. I was using some cheap wires that kept breaking off(cutting breadboard jumpers in half). I decided to give these a try. These are holding up nicely.

It's wire

It's wire. It conducts electricity. You can solder it to other metal stuff. The colors are fine. I appreciate that they refrained from that annoying thing where they include a red and an indistinguishable shade of orange.

It's stiffer than I had imagined, but still more flexible than single-strand wire. If you want really flexible wire you have to go with silicone insulation. But this wire is great. You should buy it to connect things.

As described. It's wire.

Works exactly as you would expect wire to work. Reasonably flexible, convenient dispenser.

Good quality 22 AWG Wire

Very flexible and safe to work with, has a good amount of rigidity.

Good wire assortment

Can't find any bad about this product, spool/case size is good to keep in drawer: doesn't take much space, like if you'd keep say 100m reel, where you'd keep it? 'prolly in some storage area where you must actually go and grab wire, with this, just take box out and take what colours you need (unless you need more wire than there is in spool, hehe....) . Despite being multi-core, will ''spiral'' easily to get more maintetance/install-friendly assembly. Also, insulation doesnt burn/melt too easily, and it's stiff enough to use as prototyping wire with say sensors when hooking to breadboard before soldering/crimping connectors. And, as bonus, case is made of carton so environment-friendly :)

Excellent for storage and organization

The box works as an excellent dispenser, and the different color wires help keep signal and power wires consistent and identifiable.

Convenient package and great value

The hook-up wire assortment is the perfect package for my electronic workbench. The assortment of colors is just right and it is reloadable.