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'Vector P-173 wiring pencil'
1998\01\09@094229 by MEvans1027

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Hi All --
   Is anybody out there old enough to remember the Vector P-173 wiring
pencil?  I was reminded of it while looking over the new edition of Don
Lancaster's "CMOS Cookbook", where it is (was) highly recommended.  I
had forgotten how good it was -- easier to use than Slit-n-Wrap for #30
daisy-chain wiring, and the insulation melted like flux with low-temp
solder.  Should be useful for solder-in PICs.
   Although Slit-n-Wrap still seems to be doing fine, the P-173 pencil
is no longer in the Vector catalog.  The Sales Department "never heard
of it", and don't know where to find that wire.
   Ring a bell, anybody?
-- Mel Evans    spam_OUTmevans1027TakeThisOuTspamaol.com    813/595-7685

1998\01\10@015610 by Leon Heller

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In message <.....b478e28b.34b63581KILLspamspam@spam@aol.com>, MEvans1027 <MEvans1027spamKILLspamAOL.COM>
writes
>Hi All --
>    Is anybody out there old enough to remember the Vector P-173 wiring
>pencil?  I was reminded of it while looking over the new edition of Don
>Lancaster's "CMOS Cookbook", where it is (was) highly recommended.  I
>had forgotten how good it was -- easier to use than Slit-n-Wrap for #30
>daisy-chain wiring, and the insulation melted like flux with low-temp
>solder.  Should be useful for solder-in PICs.
>    Although Slit-n-Wrap still seems to be doing fine, the P-173 pencil
>is no longer in the Vector catalog.  The Sales Department "never heard
>of it", and don't know where to find that wire.
>    Ring a bell, anybody?
>-- Mel Evans    .....mevans1027KILLspamspam.....aol.com    813/595-7685

The Verowire system is similar, as is Roadrunner, which is available
from Farnell.

Leon
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1998\01\10@152551 by Per Linne

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Hi,

Pen and wire are on page 570 in my Maplin 1997 catalogue.
http://www.maplin.co.uk

Regards,
Per L (besides old enough....)

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>In message <RemoveMEb478e28b.34b63581TakeThisOuTspamaol.com>, MEvans1027 <spamBeGoneMEvans1027spamBeGonespamAOL.COM>
>writes
>>Hi All --
>>    Is anybody out there old enough to remember the Vector P-173 wiring
>>pencil?  I was reminded of it while looking over the new edition of Don
>>Lancaster's "CMOS Cookbook", where it is (was) highly recommended.  I

1998\01\13@091045 by steven crook

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In message , MEvans1027 <TakeThisOuTMEvans1027EraseMEspamspam_OUTAOL.COM> writes
>Hi All --
>    Is anybody out there old enough to remember the Vector P-173 wiring
>pencil?
>-- Mel Evans    RemoveMEmevans1027spamTakeThisOuTaol.com    813/595-7685
>

Old enough, of course not.  What you are describing sounds like a wiring
pen made(?) by RoadRunner Electronics in the UK.  It is available
through Farnell Electronics (http://www.farnell.co.uk) and consists of a
plastic pen (mine is white) with a wire reel at the top that is
dispensed via a stainless steel tip.  You can route the wire around the
ic pin and then through plastic 'combs' between the legs.  The
insulation is QSE, quick soldering enamel, that vapourises with a hot
soldering iron (bit hotter than normal).  Vero do/did a similar thing
(catalogue now Electrospeed) with a pink wire.  RoadRunner had 4
colours, different gauges etc.

I like this stuff a lot and did a 6309 board plus 2 peripheral boards
with it.  Have to be a bit careful debugging since a probe short can
fuse a whole channel full of wires.  This evokes another blast from the
past - Redo from start

Regards

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Dr. Steven Crook
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Salisbury, UK                                     fax     +44 1722 425263
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1998\01\13@192603 by Andrew Mayo
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Also the vapour from the evaporating insulation is highly toxic, which
is why you should use this type of wire in a very well ventilated
environment. It is a very useful repair tool or prototyping aid, though,
I have to admit. To be honest, I just grab the little reel of wire and
tack one end on, then unroll across and tack, and so on i.e I don't use
the wiring pen at all. A very fine, very hot soldering iron tip is
needed. The insulation vapour tends to corrode the tip, though.

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