In the very near future we will be carrying the much sought after 30AWG stranded, teflon coated L.E.D. electrical installation  wire. Initial colors will be BLACK, RED & GRAY and will come in 24 ft. rolls.

PRICE: $10.50 ea. (Includes Shipping In CONUS)

Dave, LBR

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I'm not old enough to remember that (only 73). Magnet wire is good for a lot of applications except where it is passing through metal as it will sometimes rub on a metal edge and short out. Sometimes a lot of aggravation. Better to use the Teflon coated where you are dealing with metal structure.

Dave, LBR

aussteve posted:

Isn't this the wire used with wire wrap tools on bread board back in the day?  Another alternative is to use magnet wire which is coated with a fairly tough insulated coating that can be scraped off for soldering where necessary.

Way back the larger diameter (AWG???) wire wrap wire was teflon coated. Later the smaller .014" wire is kynar coated. I have a few thousand yards of the small stuff and its what I use for LEDs, opto sensors, etc. hopefully Dave will be offering appropiate wire strippers. A lot of strippers will have trouble with teflon.  I use No Niks which work great but may be NLA.

 

Pete

Norton posted:
aussteve posted:

Isn't this the wire used with wire wrap tools on bread board back in the day?  Another alternative is to use magnet wire which is coated with a fairly tough insulated coating that can be scraped off for soldering where necessary.

Way back the larger diameter (AWG???) wire wrap wire was teflon coated. Later the smaller .014" wire is kynar coated. I have a few thousand yards of the small stuff and its what I use for LEDs, opto sensors, etc. hopefully Dave will be offering appropiate wire strippers. A lot of strippers will have trouble with teflon.  I use No Niks which work great but may be NLA.

 

Pete

We probably, at some point, offer a wire stripper but at present not. IMO the No-Niks strippers are great but cost prohibitive at $40.00 or more each.

Dave, LBR

aussteve posted:

Isn't this the wire used with wire wrap tools on bread board back in the day?  Another alternative is to use magnet wire which is coated with a fairly tough insulated coating that can be scraped off for soldering where necessary.

I use #30 wire-wrap wire, works great and the insulation is very robust.  However, wire-wrap wire is solid wire, not stranded.

CharlieS posted:

What are some of the applications for 30 gauge wire?

I realize you're not asking a trick question, but here's a trick answer.   Another application of 30 gauge wire is to make stranded wire.  For example, 22 gauge stranded wire is typically made with 7 strands of 30 gauge wire!

Norton posted:

 A lot of strippers will have trouble with teflon.  I use No Niks which work great but may be NLA.

 Still available Pete, Ripley Miller Wire Stripper, No-Nik, .021", NN.021

No-Nik

I have a pair of these for #30 wire that must be at least 30 years old.

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aussteve posted:

This is encouraging that a hobby dominated by "old, white men" per the WSJ, has such a demand for small gauge wire.  

ALL SCALES: 26AWG Super Flex Wire Soon

ALL SCALES: L.E.D. ultimate hook up wire

32AWG SUPER FLEX Electrical Wire Soon

30AWG Teflon Coated Wire Available Soon

Maybe we're not that old after all.

aussteve,

     I too am quite amazed at the response for this size of wire. Lots-O-Orders makes us very content 

Dave, LBR

I like the solid wire since it is easier to form into a shape and have it stay put.  I can route it away from pinch points and it will stay there.  I don't worry about the current carrying capability of the stranded wire versus solid wire cause my LEDs are running at such a low frequency (not much of a skin effect).  I would advise against using either magnet wire or teflon coated wire in applications where fret abrasion or physical pressure is a concern.  But you can always slip shrink tubing or other insulation over the coated magnet wire for extra protection if there is a pressure point. 

Stranded wire or flex circuits are better in situations where there is movement.  The solid wire will fatigue and eventually fail.

aussteve posted:

I like the solid wire since it is easier to form into a shape and have it stay put.  I can route it away from pinch points and it will stay there.  I don't worry about the current carrying capability of the stranded wire versus solid wire cause my LEDs are running at such a low frequency (not much of a skin effect).  I would advise against using either magnet wire or teflon coated wire in applications where fret abrasion or physical pressure is a concern.  But you can always slip shrink tubing or other insulation over the coated magnet wire for extra protection if there is a pressure point. 

Stranded wire or flex circuits are better in situations where there is movement.  The solid wire will fatigue and eventually fail.

Where do you get shrink that small? We can only find 1/16" shrink.

Dave, LBR

eBay # 220773326550

 0.8MM 1/32" Polyolefin 2:1 Heat Shrink Tubing 8M

One of many listings for small heatshrink.  Comes in a variety of colors as well.

 

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