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Cheap wire wrap/link wire

Post by Elminster » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:02 am

I usually use Alphawire brand but it is pretty expensive. I want to add a few more colours, has anyone used something like this?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3130136834

The price is amazingly cheap compared to big brands.

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Post by lcww1 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:42 am

I've got some of this wire from *bay - it seems like pretty good stuff, and I've used it to mend corroded tracks on battery damaged PCBs

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Post by Elminster » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:46 am

Great thanks. Unless anyone has something negative I shall order something like that soon. Need more colours, bored of Orange.

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Post by flaxcottage » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:30 pm

Looks good stuff. I need more colours too.

For prototyping I now use what I think used to be called Vero-wire. It has a fusible varnish that acts like a flux so that it can be soldered without stripping. Cool. 8) Only have two shades of orange though. :(
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Post by 1024MAK » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 pm

I don't buy wire or cable from China via eBay. I do sometimes buy wire or cable from U.K. based eBay sellers.

But mostly, I buy my wire from Rapid Electronics in the U.K.

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Post by cmorley » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:29 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 pm
But mostly, I buy my wire from Rapid Electronics in the U.K.
+1 for Rapid

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Post by Prime » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 pm

flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Looks good stuff. I need more colours too.

For prototyping I now use what I think used to be called Vero-wire. It has a fusible varnish that acts like a flux so that it can be soldered without stripping. Cool. 8) Only have two shades of orange though. :(
Do you have a link to that, as I can only find polyurathane coated stuff.....

Cheers.

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Re: Cheap wire wrap/link wire

Post by Elminster » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:24 pm

cmorley wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:29 pm
1024MAK wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:39 pm
But mostly, I buy my wire from Rapid Electronics in the U.K.
+1 for Rapid
Yes but expensive and often only available in huge reels. Looking for something that doesn’t break the bank. If I want 6 colours or so I don’t want to pay £200, which is what alphawire would cost me.

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Re: Cheap wire wrap/link wire

Post by Elminster » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:25 pm

Prime wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 pm
flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Looks good stuff. I need more colours too.

For prototyping I now use what I think used to be called Vero-wire. It has a fusible varnish that acts like a flux so that it can be soldered without stripping. Cool. 8) Only have two shades of orange though. :(
Do you have a link to that, as I can only find polyurathane coated stuff.....

Cheers.

Phill.
Yep that would do as well if lots of colours and not too expensive.

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Re: Cheap wire wrap/link wire

Post by flaxcottage » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Prime wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:01 pm
flaxcottage wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:30 pm
Looks good stuff. I need more colours too.

For prototyping I now use what I think used to be called Vero-wire. It has a fusible varnish that acts like a flux so that it can be soldered without stripping. Cool. 8) Only have two shades of orange though. :(
Do you have a link to that, as I can only find polyurathane coated stuff.....

Cheers.

Phill.
This stuff I use is polyurethane coated too. Needs to be used in a well ventilated place with a fan blowing the fumes away. :? Still it does work. :)
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