Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Yarn copper wire?


#1

I have some copper wire that looks like yarn, about 16ga, that is
made up of maybe 100 or more hair-thin copper wires twisted together.
I need to be able to identify it and tell people where they can get
it. Does anyone know what it’s called and where to get it? It is
probably used by electricians. Thanks in advance for your help.

Stephanie


#2

Look for “extra flexible stranded copper”, e.g.
http://www.dearborn-cdt.com/catalog/STRD-F-VP39.html

Al Balmer
Sun City, AZ


#3

It sounds like one of the flexible stranded wire/cables used for
various grounding purposes. The details vary with the overall gauge
and the number of individual strands per cable. A good example is the
table from Dearborn Wire and Cable:

http://www.dearborn-cdt.com/catalog/STRD-F-VP39.html

Ron Charlotte – Gainesville, FL


#4

The copper wire is probably chandelier wire (used for wiring
chandeliers I guess). Our metal fiber study group played with it for
a weaving project earlier this year.

You can go to you local Home Depot, Lowes, or whatever hardware
store you are near and compare.

Marla Rudnick


#5

Braided Copper Wire

I have some copper wire that looks like yarn, about 16ga, that is
made up of maybe 100 or more hair-thin copper wires twisted
together. 

Braided Wire is also Electrolytic Copper Wire which is drawn and
annealed, but main thing is this that all wires in the same are
Braided together which is done in all the material like Bare Copper,
Tin Plated, Silver Plated which are then used in Shielded Cable,
Earthing Wire, D.Solder Wire, CRT Earthing Wire Assembly, Control
Panel, Switch Gear Box, MCV Etc.

http://www.ganpatiengineering.com/Braided-Copper-Wire.html

is the description that came to mind when the query was posed.

Warmest,
K. David Woolley
Fredericton, NB
Diversiform Metal Art & Jewellery