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Hook-up Stranded Wire - Black (22 AWG)

Standard 22 AWG stranded black wire. Use this for soldering wire or any project in which you need flexible wire. Stranded wire is recommended for projects where the wire has a bend or stress point. Comes in small spools of 25'.

Hook-up Stranded Wire - Black (22 AWG) Product Help and Resources

Working with Wire

February 8, 2013

How to strip, crimp, and work with wire.


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  • Details of the insulation would be helpful.

  • It would be nice to see a 30 AWG set as well; I've bought this pesky SMD component...

    • You may be able to use wire wrapping wire... It may be thin enough to work.

      • Another alternative is to dumpster dive for telco cross-connect wire. Telco techs toss that stuff by the mile. It's 24AWG solid, but it solders well to all but the smallest or most tightly packed SMDs. I have hundreds of feet of the stuff. You can buy it for about $50 per thousand feet (for two conductors.)

  • How many amps can this wire carry?

    • Depend on how much heat or voltage drop you can tolerate: http://www.cirris.com/testing/resistance/wire.html

      • http://www.cirris.com/testing/resistance/wire.html

        ~~That's for copper; this wire seems to be aluminium.~~

        Edit: It's actually tinned copper. I didn't see any copper when cutting it, but leaving some flux on it for two weeks exposed a little bit of copper (and the flux turned green).

      • So this will give me resistance... am I missing something here? Watts rather by the way :)

  • What is the jacket thickness of this?

  • How Thick is the wire?

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