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Old 18th July 2015, 05:09 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I could find some 16 gauge unplated solid pure copper wire? Insulation is not critical but polyethylene would be nice.

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Old 18th July 2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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Mouser, Farnell, RS almost any component supplier I would think. Purchase by the reel.
8013 000100 | WIRE, BUS BAR, 16AWG, SOLID, TINNED COPPER, QQ-W-343F CLEAR (TRANSPARENT), BUS BAR, 16AWG, | Belden
bus wire 16awg | Mouser Electronics, Inc.
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Why its 16AWG
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He wants it unplated, that number is tinned.

PE is an odd choice for insulation because of its rather dismal thermal resistance.
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True...
can easily find unplated 16 AWG multistrand ground wire, but not solid.
There is this but I don't know whether it is plated...
Amazon.com : 16 Gauge AWG Electric Dog Fence Wire | Solid Core Copper Wire - 30 Mil Insulation | 1000 FT | For Creating Perimeter Boundary Loop | Compatible With All Brands | PetSafe, Invisible Fence, SportDOG, Perimeter, More : Electric Dog FenceTM
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Hook Up Wire - Single Conductor | Farnell element14

Looks like they are all tinned.
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He wants it unplated, that number is tinned.

PE is an odd choice for insulation because of its rather dismal thermal resistance.
Oh, tell me about that. I'm looking at dilectric absorption but if there's something else I should know about, please clue me!

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Old 22nd July 2015, 02:34 PM   #9
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Oh, by the way, I did find this

https://www.platt.com/CutSheets/Hone...is/GNC4311.pdf

Which is polypropylene, which is even better. I would have to disassemble the cable but that's doable. I would have to buy 1000 feet, which is somewhat less doable.
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Oh, tell me about that. I'm looking at dilectric absorption but if there's something else I should know about, please clue me!
DA is irrelevant for insulation for audio signal and power purposes. The relevant parameters are insulation strength, temperature resistance, and in some limited cases, dielectric constant.
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