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Green Hookup Wire 5M £3.10

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Green Hookup Wire 1M

Having a single solid core, this wire will retain a formed shape. Also ideal for use in conjunction with breadboards for prototyping. Overall diameter is 1.2mm (16AWG), rated at 1.8A, 1kV.


Tech Tin Files: Varieties of Wires

  • Germanium diode bound with gold wire. Hook-up wire is small-to-medium gauge, solid or stranded, insulated wire, used for making internal connections inside electrical or electronic devices. It is often tin-plated to facilitate soldering. Wire bonding is the application of microscopic wires for making electrical connections inside semiconductor components and integrated circuits. Magnet wire is solid wire, usually copper, which, to allow closer winding when making electromagnetic coils, is insulated only with varnish, rather than the thicker plastic or other insulation commonly used on electrical wire. It is used for the winding of motors, transformers, inductors, generators, speaker coils, etc. (For further information about copper magnet wire, see: Copper wire and cable#Magnet wire (Winding wire).).
  • Coaxial cable is a cable consisting of an inner conductor, surrounded by a tubular insulating layer typically made from a flexible material with a high dielectric constant, all of which is then surrounded by another conductive layer (typically of fine woven wire for flexibility, or of a thin metallic foil), and then finally covered again with a thin insulating layer on the outside. The term coaxial comes from the inner conductor and the outer shield sharing the same geometric axis. Coaxial cables are often used as a transmission line for radio frequency signals.
  • In a hypothetical ideal coaxial cable the electromagnetic field carrying the signal exists only in the space between the inner and outer conductors. Practical cables achieve this objective to a high degree. A Coaxial Cable provides protection of signals from external electromagnetic interference, and effectively guides signals with low emission along the length of the cable. Speaker wire is used to make the electrical connection between loudspeakers and audio amplifiers. Modern speaker wire consists of electrical conductors individually insulated by plastic. Resistance wire is wire with higher than normal resistivity, often used for heating elements or for making wire-wound resistors. Nichrome wire is the most common type.