Hook-up Wire - Black (22 AWG)

Standard 22 AWG solid Black hook up wire. Use this with your bread board or any project in which you need sturdy wire. Comes in small spools of 25'.

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  • Member #1189149 / about 7 years ago / 1

    is this the smallest wire on this site that will carry 6 volts DC

  • Would this be okay for winding around an inductor core? I want to start experimenting with inductors but I don't want to buy a whole spool of actual magnet wire.

  • Joel_Q / about 11 years ago / 1

    How many amps can this wire carry?

  • Shloimy / about 11 years ago / 1

    Don't use these in a circuit where the wires must move around, I had a couple of problems with broken wires

    • charredgrass / about 11 years ago / 1

      Why didn't you get the stranded version? Stranded wires are more flexible and only 45¢ more.

  • MikeFM / about 11 years ago / 1

    I have a project outside my norm and need to push 5V DC @ 26A from the power supply. Any idea what the ampacity of this wire is or how to figure out the best wire to use?

    • Member #183196 / about 11 years ago / 1

      http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm This gives a good idea of how many amps you can push through different gauge wires

  • amanisdude / about 12 years ago / 1

    This might be regarded as a stupid question, but is the core of your hook-up wire pure copper or a copper-nickel alloy? I had ordered this a couple of years ago, and the color of the core was silvery, indicating it was probably either tinned or the latter.

  • What is the jacket thickness of this? I do like this wire but I would like to get it with a thinner jacket and I only have this wire for a reference.

    • I don't know what thickness the jacket on this item is, but if you want thinner jacket, go with "wrap wire" or magnet wire. Very thin insulation on those items.

  • rebelzach / about 12 years ago / 1

    Does this wire fit in most PCB vias? Thanks.

    • Nope, you will need AWG26-30 for most typical open vias. This will fit in most typical "test point" holes and those made for .100" headers.

  • swort / about 13 years ago / 1

    any other colors coming? how about bigger spools with more length? (not wider, just longer) for many projects?

    • Madbodger / about 12 years ago / 1

      SparkFun isn't really a parts retailer (although they do sell a good selection of parts, tools, and supplies). If you're getting serious and starting to want longer lengths and more colors, it might be time to make a purchase at a place specializing in that sort of things. I bought mine at Digikey, but you can probably get a good assortment of wire cheaper elsewhere.

  • Member #198993 / about 13 years ago / 1

    This is stranded wire. FYI

  • JerryRigged / about 14 years ago / 1

    Is your hookup wire tinned or bare copper?

    • MattTheGeek / about 14 years ago / 1

      It's bare copper, Also it's solid core. Solid core wire doesn't need to be tinned, however stranded wire does.

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This product is good for hooking up connections on a breadboard. I do believe that this is actually aluminum solid core, from an article i read online, and by the weight of it definitely feels like it. 11/10 would buy again.