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Old 16th December 2005, 09:14 PM   #1
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Default 24 gauge CAT 5 wire for stators.

What do you think, I have 225 ft of 8 strand solid CAT5. So by the time I remove the outside jacket I will end up with 1800 ft of 24 gauge wire. I will have to solder the ends to make that much but seems like a good idea, 16 wires per inch. I will never make enough speaker wire or interconnects with all that.
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Old 16th December 2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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Its going to be a lot of work to untwist and strip all that. Wire is cheap. Get a roll of 24 ga. magnet wire. Save the cat 5 for computer networking.

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How about Type 302/304 stainless steel tempered music Wireó 1- and 2-ft. straight lengths in the McMaster-Carr catalog pg 3459. This stuff should be very stiff and not need tensioning.

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Old 8th January 2006, 04:05 AM   #4
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How are you going to make connections to all those steel wires?

I think you may have a hard time soldering to it...

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Old 8th January 2006, 11:16 PM   #5
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Easy. Just use conductive circuit trace repair ink/paint or windshield defroster repair compound.
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