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'[EE:] Source(s) for coloured hook-up wire?'
2004\04\17@143521 by PicDude

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This is strange ... I can't seem to find coloured hookup wire (purple, brown, gray, lime, orange, striped, etc -- anything other then red, black, white, green) almost anywhere.  18 and 20 AWG stranded.  I've only found some at meci.com, but their website is really slow and kludgy, so I gave up after some time.  And Digikey's prices seem high (~$20 per 100' roll).

Ideally, I want an assortment with 25' - 50' of each colour, and 10 to 12 colours would be nice.  Anyone have good sources for this?

Cheers,
-Neil.

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2004\04\17@145217 by Herbert Graf

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> This is strange ... I can't seem to find coloured hookup wire
> (purple, brown,
> gray, lime, orange, striped, etc -- anything other then red,
> black, white,
> green) almost anywhere.  18 and 20 AWG stranded.  I've only found some at
> meci.com, but their website is really slow and kludgy, so I gave up after
> some time.  And Digikey's prices seem high (~$20 per 100' roll).
>
> Ideally, I want an assortment with 25' - 50' of each colour, and 10 to 12
> colours would be nice.  Anyone have good sources for this?

       Where are you located or are you only searching for online sources? Thanks,
TTYL

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2004\04\17@150014 by Denny Esterline

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My best wire source is a company in Minnesota called Waytek
(http://www.waytekwire.com) Wire, connectors, fuse holders, tie straps, terminals,
crimpers, etc
I bought 24 Ga tinned last week for $16/1000'.

They even do custom color striping on the wire for a nominal cost (IIRC ~$5
per thousand foot)

I'm not sure if they'd do the 25'-50' of each though.

BGmicro has some 10-color handy-packs of 22Ga for ~$6
http://www.bgmicro.com/ (search for ACS1295)

-Denny



This is strange ... I can't seem to find coloured hookup wire (purple,
brown,
gray, lime, orange, striped, etc -- anything other then red, black, white,
green) almost anywhere.  18 and 20 AWG stranded.  I've only found some at
meci.com, but their website is really slow and kludgy, so I gave up after
some time.  And Digikey's prices seem high (~$20 per 100' roll).

Ideally, I want an assortment with 25' - 50' of each colour, and 10 to 12
colours would be nice.  Anyone have good sources for this?

Cheers,
-Neil.

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2004\04\17@150226 by PicDude

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I've exhausted all the local sources here in Austin TX.  At least all the ones I can think of ... (Fry's, RatShack, Howard, Home Depot, etc).  Been thinking of looking at electrical supply places, but my guess is that they'll just carry heavier gauges.

Online would be quite fine with me.  BTW, 100' rolls are quite fine as well.

Cheers,
-Neil.


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2004\04\17@152856 by Anthony Toft

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> Ideally, I want an assortment with 25' - 50' of each colour, and 10 to 12
> colours would be nice.  Anyone have good sources for this?

http://www.skycraftsurplus.com

dunno what there shipping costs are, they are just round the corner from
me so I go in.
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2004\04\17@160709 by William Chops Westfield

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On Saturday, Apr 17, 2004, at 11:41 US/Pacific, PicDude wrote:

> I can't seem to find coloured hookup wire (purple, brown,
> gray, lime, orange, striped, etc -- anything other then red, black,
> white, green) almost anywhere.  18 and 20 AWG stranded.  I've only
> found some at meci.com, but their website is really slow and kludgy,
> so I gave up after some time.  And Digikey's prices seem high (~$20
> per 100' roll).
>
Jameco seems to have a good assortment of colors, but their prices
aren't much better than digikeys.  Wire is one of those annoyingly
expensive items that is better to "find" than to buy.  (Sorta like
boxes.  Don't you hate it when after carefully minimizing the component
costs of your circuit to $4 of semiconductors, it turns out the box
costs $7 and the power switch is $2?  Sigh.)

BillW

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2004\04\17@164238 by PicDude

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Hmmm... thanks for the link.  But seems like they don't have any of the sizes I need currently. :-(

Cheers,
-Neil.


On Saturday 17 April 2004 01:53 pm, Anthony Toft scribbled:
> > Ideally, I want an assortment with 25' - 50' of each colour, and 10 to 12
> > colours would be nice.  Anyone have good sources for this?
>
> http://www.skycraftsurplus.com
>
> dunno what there shipping costs are, they are just round the corner from
> me so I go in.

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2004\04\17@165317 by PicDude

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On Saturday 17 April 2004 03:06 pm, William Chops Westfield scribbled:
> Jameco seems to have a good assortment of colors, but their prices
> aren't much better than digikeys.

Other than the rolls of Belden wire they have for ~$18 per 100' roll (20 AWG), there are also rolls of generic hookup wire for $5 ea, but only in red, white and black.


> Wire is one of those annoyingly
> expensive items that is better to "find" than to buy.  (Sorta like
> boxes.  Don't you hate it when after carefully minimizing the component
> costs of your circuit to $4 of semiconductors, it turns out the box
> costs $7 and the power switch is $2?  Sigh.)

My sentiments exactly.  And don't forget connectors. :-(


> BillW

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2004\04\17@185429 by Dwayne Reid

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At 12:41 PM 4/17/2004, PicDude wrote:
>This is strange ... I can't seem to find coloured hookup wire (purple, brown,
>gray, lime, orange, striped, etc -- anything other then red, black, white,
>green) almost anywhere.  18 and 20 AWG stranded.  I've only found some at
>meci.com, but their website is really slow and kludgy, so I gave up after
>some time.  And Digikey's prices seem high (~$20 per 100' roll).

One easy hobbyist solution is to find scrap multi-core wire in longer
lengths and use the conductors from that.  Telephone wire is great for
breadboarding (24 awg solid) and the wire in cheap printer or serial cables
($1 flea market specials) generally has 12 to 15 different colors inside.

Its cheap and does not take much more than a minute to rip the jacket from
a 20 foot cable with a zip knife or box cutter.  Takes me even less time -
but I've got a specialized cable jacket ripper.

dwayne

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2004\04\17@190052 by PicDude

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Thought about that, but wasn't able to find anything in 18 or 20 AWG, and most others seem to be the basic red, black, white, green, etc colours.

Cheers,
-Neil.


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2004\04\17@191752 by David VanHorn

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At 06:06 PM 4/17/2004 -0500, PicDude wrote:

>Thought about that, but wasn't able to find anything in 18 or 20 AWG, and most
>others seem to be the basic red, black, white, green, etc colours.

There's a guy around here, who hits the hamfests selling silver/teflon wire in about 8-10 colors, in 50' lengths, and miniature coax.  I buy a fair bit from him.

You can wrap this stuff around your soldering iron and it won't melt.
No insulation melt or pullback at the joints.

I just use a scalpel blade to strip it.

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2004\04\18@030710 by Russell McMahon

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> > I can't seem to find coloured hookup wire (purple, brown,
> > gray, lime, orange, striped, etc -- anything other then red, black,
> > white, green) almost anywhere.  18 and 20 AWG stranded.  I've only
> > found some at meci.com, but their website is really slow and kludgy,
> > so I gave up after some time.  And Digikey's prices seem high (~$20
> > per 100' roll).


In New Zealand RS are the cheapest local source of coloured hookup wire in
roll quantities in a  good range of colours (full colour code range and a
few more) . This pricing seems ridiculous given the fact that they are
usually an extremely expensive supplier - but I'm not complaining :-)



       RM

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2004\04\18@074335 by gtyler

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Get to know someone at your local telephone company, they throw away
large amounts of single strand multi-wire cable used for indoor wiring.
all color coded.

George
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2004\04\18@081635 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 01:41 PM 4/18/2004 +0200, you wrote:
>Get to know someone at your local telephone company, they throw away
>large amounts of single strand multi-wire cable used for indoor wiring.
>all color coded.

It's mostly solid core, so more useful for static breadboards than
actual stuff you'd want to send out the door.

I bought 9 300' rolls of AWG22 stranded hookup wire  (passed on the
pink color) from a shop in Hong Kong for a fairly reasonable price,
but that's probably a bit off the beaten track for most of us.
Took an hour or so to make up a little bench-top rack for it.

I think it's just a small market- how many hookup wire assortments
do people buy for a lab? Probably just one, ever. So the very high
prices that Belden etc. charge don't make much difference.

If you're actually making something in volume, go to an industrial
wire distributor and buy 1000' reels, they are not very expensive. They
just take up a lot of room in a lab.

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2004\04\18@113412 by PicDude

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That would be solid wire, which is not what I need right now.  I use solid telephone wire for all my breadboarding.  A small roll has lasted me years.

Cheers,
-Neil.


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> Get to know someone at your local telephone company, they throw away
> large amounts of single strand multi-wire cable used for indoor wiring.
> all color coded.
>
> George

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2004\04\18@173623 by William Chops Westfield

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On Sunday, Apr 18, 2004, at 04:41 US/Pacific, gtyler wrote:

> Get to know someone at your local telephone company, they throw away
> large amounts of single strand multi-wire cable used for indoor wiring.
> all color coded.

But not 16-18 awg!  :-(

There are a lot of "industries" that simply throw out an enormous
amount of slightly used wire.  Consider all the phone and network
wiring that goes into setting up the average trade show, for
instance...  The really sad part is that there are a lot of schools
(for instance) that would be  more than happy to use such wire (in
science or art classes, if nothing else) if thy didn't have to pay
inflated "educational supplier" pricing.

BillW

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2004\04\18@180115 by Eric Christensen

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I've used a lot of wire made by AlphaWire (http://www.alphawire.com).  Not sure on
the pricing, but for basic PVC insulated hookup-wire, they have (the chart
pasted a little funny from their website) this (available in 16 through 30
gauge):


*STOCK COLOR CHART
1-White
4-Green
7-Brown
10-Violet(purple)
13-White/Green
16-White/Brown
19-White/Violet
2-Black
5-Yellow
8-Orange
11-White/Black
14-White/Yellow
17-White/Orange
28-Green/Yellow
3-Red
6-Blue
9-Gray
12-White/Red
15-White/Blue
18-White/Gray
29-Yellow/Green
30-Pink


Eric


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2004\04\18@182847 by PicDude

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Oh ... I can absolutely find Alpha wire, but that's the one that's really expensive at Digikey.

FWIW, I just found coloured wire at Mouser for ~$10 per 100' (20AWG).  About half of Digikey's price.

Cheers,
-Neil.



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