A length of conductive material used as a conductor of electricity.

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What kind of a wire can we use for frequencies up-to 1Mhz and up?

I have been reading about wires in Wikipedia What am I doing? I am reading about wires thinking that I could by my wide knowledge with bunch of reading be capable of creating simple 8-bit or 16-bit ...
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Load Cell Data Problem - INA125P + Arduino Uno

I am currently reading data from my 30kg load cell with my Arduino UNO board and passing this data to my PC. I am using INA125P to amplify the voltage of my load cell and it is established on a bread ...
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AC Wire Resistance

I stumbled across some unexpected data points when measuring the AC resistance of magnet wire. I varied the frequency of the AC voltage and measured the corresponding impedance of half a meter of 32 ...
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Is there a way to calculate the proper wire gauge?

I'm looking for the right copper wire gauge for my project. I've found several charts listing the maximum current that various gauges, solid and stranded, can transmit. The charts often disagree. ...
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Nichrome or Kanthal wire specs for kiln

I plan to build a kiln that can achieve 1000C - 1100C in temperature. I bought a PID controller and SCR voltage regulator to control the temperature. But I want to know if there is a detailed ...
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Help fixing Honeywell doorbell broken circuit [closed]

My Honeywell RCWL330A1000/N P4-Premium Portable Wireless Door Chime dropped to the floor the other day and has not worked since then. I unscrewed the casing an found a crack in the circuit board which ...
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Wire wrap wire quality

I am looking at two kinds of wire wrap wire on Amazon. The first is the better, more expensive kind. It is silver plated and has Kynar insulation. ...
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Wire Wrap Joint in High Humidity

How does a wire wrap joint compare to a soldered joint in high humidity conditions? Corrosion? Electrolysis? Joint resistance creeping up?
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Increasing wire gauge by twisting pairs

I have a cable like this with 4 wires inside. Each wire is 20 AWG. I've been told that I can twist the ends together (i.e. green and red, white and black) on both ends of the cable and this will ...
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LCD printing blocks

Over the last couple days i have attempted to get my LCD to print "hello world". However for some reason not matter what code i upload from the liquid crystal examples on the arduino program, it ...
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Why is transformer higher voltage primary usually closest to the core and has the shortest loops?

AFAIK the typical transformer design includes the primary being wrapped closer to the core and the secondary being wrapped atop of primary and so further from the core. Why this way and not the other ...
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Do conductors age under reasonable electric load?

Construction steels are prone to fatigue failure - they get structurally weaker when exposed to repeated mechanical stress. Is there any similar process for conductors which makes them less usable ...
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Spice Simulation of EMI in Long Parallel Wires?

I was thinking about using an external power supply for multiple pieces of analog audio gear. But it occurs to me that even if I use separate grounds for power and signal, because the wires would run ...
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Heat Kathal with D Cell batteries

I have Kanthal A1 26AWG (3.21 Ohms). I need to heat a small cardboard box (Tissues box) 15 degrees Celsius over the room temperature. And I am using 2 D Cell Batteries of 1.5V. I coil the Kanthal ...
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Is a current carrying wire always neutral? [closed]

Can we consider all current carrying wires to be neutral (assuming they have a negligible capacitance). Either way please can you explain.
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What type of wire should I use to connect my buttons/sensors from 3 feet away?

So I've got a little prototype using some buttons and pressure sensors plugged right into the breadboard. My next step is that I actually put the buttons and sensors where I want them, but they're ...
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Heating a 1km long wire to 110 C using a 12v supply from a car cigarette lighter

I am a complete newbie to anything electrical/electronics. I am doing a project where I need to heat a 1 km long (Nichrome/Kanthal) wire to up to 110 degree Celcius. The only power supply available is ...
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How long can 0-10V wires for valve control be?

I'm thinking about controlling a valve for fan coil coolant from a distance of approximately 10 meters. The control signal is 0-10V, and the impedance of the regulator is stated to be 100k ohm. ...
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Creating a ternary NOR gate with ferromagnetic core

I'm studying three-valued (ternary) logic systems. I came across this site. Which describes how to build a two-valued nor gate out of a ferromagnetic core and some tricky winding. What caught my eye ...
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Raspberry PiFace, need to put 14 gauge wire in 1.5mm terminal

I have a PiFace and I need to get at 14 gauge wire which is 1.63mm thick into a 1.5mm screw terminal. To pass 4 Amps at 24VDC. I only have 14 gauge and 22 gauge wire, the 22 gauge wire won't pass all ...
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Maximum current capacity of this wire?

I couldn't figure out the maximum amount of continuous current can a 4 meter 0.085 Ohm wire carry? Also, for 300 milliseconds can it handle 100Amps? Provided a powerful fan cooling it? What about ...
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What guage is the super thin wire in headset cable (e.g smartphone)

What is the gauge of the thin wires in a headset? I can tell they are stranded (not solid) and coated with paint on the insulation. they appear to be finer than the 24 awg that is in an ethernet ...
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Sending power to passive subwoofer via RCA connections

I have a home theater receiver with a powered subwoofer output and a matching passive subwoofer. I've always connected these two items using speaker wire. Recently I moved into a place that has ...
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Can I hard wire an IR remote directly into the receiver?

I have a IR remote control and a clock (which it is designed to control.) I would like to remove the IR LED from the remote and the sensor from the clock, and run a wire between the two (so the clock ...
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White hairs inside a headphones cable

I have a cheap set of Phillips SHE3000 earphones with a broken wire on the plug. Since I was repairing another set of headphones, with the same problem, I bought an extra plug, just to try repairing ...
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How do I strip litz wire? [duplicate]

I bought a choke made of litz wire. The wire is enameled all the way to the ends. How does one go about stripping this wire?
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GPS in combination with servo on Arduino

Me and my friends are building a boat which needs to steer towards certain coordinates. We have a GPS and a compass on board. We have written code which calculates the direction that the boat has to ...
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3A Current Distribution

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am using a 5V 3A wall adapter. I have stripped the output end and connected it to a terminal block. I am rerouting the current ...
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Magnet Wire vs Resistance Wire - What's the difference

What's the difference between magnet wire and resistance wire? Which is better for building an electromagnet? Resistance Wire Magnet Wire
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What is the thinnest kynar wire for soldering?

Currently i can only find 30 awg kynar wire as the thinnest for soldering. I need it as thin as possible as I'm limited to space in my housing. What is the thinnest kynar wire?
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Calculating the gauge of wire required for the secondary in a Tesla Coil

I am looking to build a small Tesla Coil at home with limited supplies. I am reasonably confident (well.. as confident as a biologist can be!) with my calculations so far, however I have hit a mental ...
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Formula to find out the resistance per meter of a specific gauge of wire if I already know the resistance of a different gauge of wire per meter?

So if I know a 30 gauge wire's resistance at 1 meter, how can I figure out the resistance of a 29 gauge wire at 1 meter long of the same material? Or 5 gauge, or any other gauge? I need a formula, not ...
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Multiwired small coil [closed]

I'm looking to make small coils. Or if possible buy a bunch. But first I started looking into coils. An today I found one that has multiple wires at on side and on the other. At their end (the ...
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18AWGX2C wire to standard breadboard

I am trying to supply 5V 3amps to my breadboard. I have an 18AWGX2C wire but it is too thick to simply connect into the breadboard inputs. Is there any way for me to connect these cables (PWR and GND) ...
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Threaded wire connections

I'm working on a senior design project that is using three 20-30 gauge wires that are going into a detachable box. The idea is that the box has three wires coming out of it, and the three wires that ...
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Unshielded Twisted Wire Pair Simulation

I created a model of a UTP wire based upon discrete RLCG transmission line model. The model is almost 98% accurate when compared to static measurements i.e. Char. Impedance, Inductance, capacitance. ...
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How do I overlap wires in OrCAD capture without having the two wires have a node?

I'm doing a schematic for this in OrCAD capture CIS. In laying out my schematic I need to draw one wire going through another wire, but not necessarily intersecting with it via a node. When I drag a ...
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Electricity not conducted by copper wire

Im am quite stunned as to what might be wrong. electronics beginner I bought today some copper wire, 20SWG /0.9MM from maplin (UK), for a project I am working on. There is no power going through ...
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Why there is no high voltage repeater / voltage translator ic (like max232) for I2C

why I2C don't work don't work with long wire, for UART we have 10 volt translators like max232, for I2C why there is no high voltage repeater ic?
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Fuse and AWG choice for immersion heater circuit

I am planning to operate a 1500 W resistance immersion heater with an SSR and I'm trying to determine which fuse and AWG wire to use. The 1500 W heater on 115 VAC should operate at a current of around ...
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Combining 4 22gauge wires

I wanted to ask you a quick wiring question - I need to run a wire to my new thermostat from the furness - I have a spare telephone cable in the wall that has 4 22 gauge wires. I'll be running about ...
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Could metal powders replace metal wires?

My headphones broke recently due to what I suspect was work hardening, and I was wondering, could a sealed tube of rubber filled with a powder replace wiring? Products would be more durable as the ...
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Can electrical wires be ruined by overheating?

I have a friend that works with automotive mechanical sorts of things, and he told me that he had a pair of jumper cables that was ruined by too much current; it wasn't that the insulation melted: he ...
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What is this type of wire-connector called? [duplicate]

I am having the hardest time finding something like this on Mouser. I have find things similar, without the screw for example, but never exactly this. Is there a generic name for this type of ...
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Can I splice and merge an NES gamepad and the NES zapper gun into 1 wire?

I'm trying to wire an NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) gamepad and NES zapper gun into 1 wire to plug into 1 port. I have an NES embedded into a full arcade cabinet and I don't want to have to keep ...
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How do you determine the length of dead soft #10 AWG copper magnet wire which will drop 2 volts when there's 15 amperes through it? [closed]

Ignoring skin effect and the temperature rise in the conductor caused by \$ I^2R\$ losses, how do you determine the length of dead soft #10 AWG copper magnet wire which will drop 2 volts when there's ...
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Maximum surge current through short run of 24 gauge wire

I'm making a sequenced rocket launcher. I want to apply 5 amps for 3 seconds through a 12 inch run of 24 gauge wire. Since the launcher has four slots, I figured I could use cat5 ethernet cable. ...
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Minimum wire gauge for 5 Volt, 5 Amp system

Electrical n00b here. I am trying to create a circuit with 100 ultra bright white/yellow LEDs in parallel (controlled via a rPi) I figured out that I need an external wall wart, rated at 5V, 5A. ...
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What do i need to get this motor running off a car-battery?

I'm going to build a motorized barn-door mount for astrophotography, but have ABSOLUTELY no experience with motors, circuits or anything else related to the motor. This is the motor I bought: ...
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AWG gauge for 10W cob leds and common ground

Two questions: How can I calculate the appropriate AWG for a 10W cob led (~12V DC at 900mA)? Suppose the appropriate AWG is 22, and I want to use a common ground for them (for the purpose of this ...