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aisc

I find using the excess lengths (cut off) of resistor leads good for prototyping.

I would like to buy a spool of equivalent uninsulated wire.

Has anyone come across a place that sells something like that?


weedpharma

Any insulated jumper wire will do and is easy to find lying around. Reels of tinned copper wire should be available from most hobby suppliers.

Weedpharma

Grumpy_Mike

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-power/tcw24-500g/wire-230m-solid-copper/dp/1230991

aisc

http://uk.farnell.com/pro-power/tcw24-500g/wire-230m-solid-copper/dp/1230991
Yes, that is essentially what I am after - thanks.
Unfortunately most suppliers seem to be in UK or US, so shipping is a killer.
None of the free delivery mobs seem to have it :(

I just find using insulated wire such a pain to measure, cut, strip, tin and then solder for short lengths.

Grumpy_Mike

Farnell are Newark in the U.S. There is free postage with a minimum spend that is not too much. A chance to stock up on other parts.

dannable

Unfortunately most suppliers seem to be in UK or US, so shipping is a killer.
aisc, don't forget that we don't know where you are!
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aisc

aisc, don't forget that we don't know where you are!
South East Asia - currently in Bangkok.

Riva

South East Asia - currently in Bangkok.
I'm sure I have seen wire like this in Pantip Plaza but also try
http://www.wt.co.th
http://www.mynpe.com/
I think RS also have a Thai branch.
Don't PM me for help as I will ignore it.

aisc

I'm sure I have seen wire like this in Pantip Plaza but also try
http://www.wt.co.th
http://www.mynpe.com/
I think RS also have a Thai branch.
Interesting, WT is actually quite near to me - I will have to pay them a visit.

I bought my insulated wire from NPE, but their web site is a problem since I cannot read Thai.
I might have to go back the shop to have a look.
Last time I went not a single person spoke English and it was a real pain trying to communicate with them.

I already checked the RS web site - they don't seem to have uninsulated wire.

Riva

Don't PM me for help as I will ignore it.

Pauly

What about Tayda Electronics.
I've ordered from them and are very cheap.  I forget how much shipping was.

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/about/

They are located in Bangkok as well.
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Tayda Electronics
167 Soi 28 Rama 6 Road
Samsennai, Payatai
Bangkok 10400
THAILAND

Customer Service Contact # : +662-6195817 ( Monday - Friday )

aisc

How about Farnell/Element14 http://th.element14.com/pro-power/tcw24-500g/wire-230m-solid-copper/dp/1230991?ost=1230991
Thanks - but way more than I need and definitely more than I want to spend on just prototyping wire.

aisc

What about Tayda Electronics.
I've ordered from them and are very cheap.  I forget how much shipping was.

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/about/

They are located in Bangkok as well.
I had quick look at their web site and could only see insulated wire.

Riva

I had quick look at their web site and could only see insulated wire.
Try some single core insulated and see if it strips easily. I tend to use Krone wire and you can easily strip a 60-80mm section at a time with ease. Might also be worth testing a bit of CAT-5 cable if the conductors are big enough for your needs.
Don't PM me for help as I will ignore it.

aisc

Might also be worth testing a bit of CAT-5 cable if the conductors are big enough for your needs.
I've been considering this.
I should have some spare CAT-5 cable - just got to go and look for it.

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