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'[ot]: Solder strip wire'
2010\12\23@105758 by John Ferrell

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Bear in mind that I am an old guy in this game as a hobbyist!

I have a tool produced by Vector from a long time ago that aids in using fine enameled wire (#30?) for prototyping. I rediscovered it while reorganizing the shop. It actually works well for my current needs. The problem is that Vector has forgotten the tool and the wire that it dispenses.

Google comes up with several leads but no direction as to where to buy the appropriate wire. The best I have found so far is from the Elecraft web site (they offer some very good amateur radio products). In their Tech notes they say that the dark enameled magnet wire is unsuitable and that the lighter reddish or green insulation works best. There are also some YouTube videos that refer to the process.

If anyone can point me in the direction of where to buy a quarter pound of that wire I think my problem would be solved. Actually, that would be more than a lifetime supply!

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John Ferrell W8CCW

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys." --Thomas Jefferson

2010\12\23@110306 by Geo

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John Ferrell wrote:
> Bear in mind that I am an old guy in this game as a hobbyist!
>
> If anyone can point me in the direction of where to buy a quarter pound
> of that wire I think my problem would be solved. Actually, that would be
> more than a lifetime supply!
> This stuff?
http://www.rrunner.co.uk/wire/qse.htm

(google term is "solderable enamel")

George Smit

2010\12\23@115244 by alan.b.pearce

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> Bear in mind that I am an old guy in this game as a hobbyist!
>
> I have a tool produced by Vector from a long time ago that aids in using
> fine enameled wire (#30?) for prototyping. I rediscovered it while
> reorganizing the shop. It actually works well for my current needs. The
> problem is that Vector has forgotten the tool and the wire that it
> dispenses.
>
> Google comes up with several leads but no direction as to where to buy
> the appropriate wire. The best I have found so far is from the Elecraft
> web site (they offer some very good amateur radio products). In their
> Tech notes they say that the dark enameled magnet wire is unsuitable and
> that the lighter reddish or green insulation works best. There are also
> some YouTube videos that refer to the process.
>
> If anyone can point me in the direction of where to buy a quarter pound
> of that wire I think my problem would be solved. Actually, that would be
> more than a lifetime supply!

Alternatively look for wire wrap wire. It has the advantage that it has PTFE insulation that comes in various colours. You can normally get it in 'small' reels of about 50 meters or yards at an acceptable price. The wire is the same gauge as you are looking for I believe.
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2010\12\23@233504 by Marcel Duchamp

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On 12/23/2010 8:03 AM, Geo wrote:
> John Ferrell wrote:
>> Bear in mind that I am an old guy in this game as a hobbyist!
>>
>
>> If anyone can point me in the direction of where to buy a quarter pound
>> of that wire I think my problem would be solved. Actually, that would be
>> more than a lifetime supply!
>>
> This stuff?
> http://www.rrunner.co.uk/wire/qse.htm
>
> (google term is "solderable enamel")
>
> George Smith


Maybe you looking for poly-thermal-eze?  Not sure of the spelling, probably the real thing is not hyphenated.  The insulation melts with a soldering iron

2010\12\24@032846 by Joe P. Farr

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Before looking at specialist wires, try standard enamelled copper wire
that's been coated with modified polyurethane.


I use this stuff and it works really well; it's also much cheaper than
the specialist wire.


www.rapidonline.com/productinfo.aspx?&tier1=Cables+%26+Connectors
&tier2=Equipment+Wire&tier3=Wire&tier4=Enamelled+copper+wire&moduleno=62
484&catref=05-0200


Only available in copper colour unfortunately from these guys, but is
available in many different gauges.

I bought some plastic Singer bobbins and wound the wire on and they fit
my Vero Wire pen perfectly and it works a treat.




From: John Ferrell [spam_OUTjferrell13TakeThisOuTspamtriad.rr.com] Sent: 23 December 2010 16:09
To: Joe P. Farr
Subject: [ot]: Solder strip wire


Bear in mind that I am an old guy in this game as a hobbyist!

I have a tool produced by Vector from a long time ago that aids in using
fine enameled wire (#30?) for prototyping. I rediscovered it while
reorganizing the shop. It actually works well for my current needs. The
problem is that Vector has forgotten the tool and the wire that it
dispenses.

Google comes up with several leads but no direction as to where to buy
the appropriate wire. The best I have found so far is from the Elecraft
web site (they offer some very good amateur radio products). In their
Tech notes they say that the dark enameled magnet wire is unsuitable and
that the lighter reddish or green insulation works best. There are also
some YouTube videos that refer to the process.

If anyone can point me in the direction of where to buy a quarter pound
of that wire I think my problem would be solved. Actually, that would be
more than a lifetime supply!

--

John Ferrell W8CCW

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own
money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the
public moneys." --Thomas Jefferson

2010\12\24@064230 by cdb

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:: Alternatively look for wire wrap wire

Also marketed as Kynar Wire.

Colin
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2010\12\24@093403 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 11:35 PM 23/12/2010, you wrote:
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Most of it seems to be so these days.. it's so much easier in a production
environment to wrap the unstripped wire around the pins and then dip them
all in a pot at once. With a machine, generally, but you never know. Urethane
or polyester typically. Here's a roundup of various insulation characteristics:

http://www.newenglandwire.com/catalog/pdfs/146.pdf

I have a 5lb roll of AWG 30 that gets used for all sorts of things..
definitely a lifetime supply.

>Best regards,

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'[ot]: Solder strip wire'
2011\01\01@112050 by John Ferrell
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Thanks to all for the advice and comments.
I believe that my quest has come to resolution in an embarrassing manner!
Radio Shack sells a package of three rolls of Magnet wire for less than $10 which initial testing seems to do the job just fine...
  ... and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to All!

John Ferrell W8CCW

"The same prudence which in private life would forbid our paying our own money for unexplained projects, forbids it in the dispensation of the public moneys." --Thomas Jefferson


On 12/23/2010 10:57 AM, John Ferrell wrote:
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