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Old 23rd October 2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default where to find 600v 18awg wire??

i need to extend the lead wires from the transformers in the amp im putting together...... the only thing i can find is 300v wire.... where can i get the 600v??

also, does anyone know if they make connectors for tube sockets instead of having to solder the lead wires to them??
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Old 23rd October 2005, 03:16 PM   #2
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If your having real trouble sourcing hi-voltage wire there is a generally available alternative. You can use the core of coaxial sat cable. This can be used with or without the screen. If using the screen simply earth it to the nearest earth point at one end only. It is possable to get similar cable with multi stranded cable inside, but this is generally harder to get hold of.

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Old 23rd October 2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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http://www.surplussales.com

Go to wire/cable section, they have teflon wire that is high voltage.

ALso:
http://www.electronicsurplus.com/ccc...re---cable.htm

They have lots of odds and ends, I didn't look up 18 awg, but I think they'd have it or something comprable.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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Buy some silicone rubber slleeving to cover the 300V wire. It'll be good for more than 1KV.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 04:27 PM   #5
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Any commercial electrician will have THHN or THWN oil-resistant wire on large spools. Rated at 600 volt but is good for much higher. I use it as ignition secondary cable on gas stove ignitors. 18 gauge is a little rare for an electrical contractor but since color does not matter to you they should have scads of "scrap" you can get. Should be about $.18 per foot.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 06:14 PM   #6
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only thing ive found locally was 14awg hard wire (oil resistant).... but i need something stranded that is easy to bend and move.... the hard wire that ive found would be a nightmare to work with

im going to try an electrical supply shop that i found out about on monday ..... maybe they'll have it
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Old 23rd October 2005, 06:45 PM   #7
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tubesandmore.com. I think their hookup wire is 600v 18awg. I got some 600V teflon coax on ebay real cheap. Goos stuff. I just pull the outter jack et and braid off for single conductor.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 07:44 PM   #8
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I stock 18 AWG teflon silver plated 600V wire
it's .15ft $14.00/100ft

Also stock a Potter & Brumfield 27E122 8 pin
socket with 4 screws on each side. (No Soldering)
Pictured on my website under the misc page
Socket section 8th picture down.
Large picture here...
http:www.apexjr.com/images/PotterSocket.jpg

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Old 23rd October 2005, 08:49 PM   #9
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JDBROCIOUS:

I stock 18 AWG teflon silver plated 600V wire
it's .15ft $14.00/100ft

Also stock a Potter & Brumfield 27E122 8 pin
socket with 4 screws on each side. (No Soldering)
Pictured on my website under the misc page
Socket section 8th picture down.
Large picture here...
http:www.apexjr.com/images/PotterSocket.jpg

Steve @ Apex Jr.
www.apexjr.com
what is the minimum you take for orders??? i only need a few feet of it, 5 ft would be sufficient....

im using 9 pin tubes and i have already bought chassis mounted tube sockets, i am just trying to find a quick disconnect that will make it easy for me to do upgrades..... as it is now, i would have to desolder the lead wires to the tube sockets in order to pull out the PCB.
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Old 23rd October 2005, 09:19 PM   #10
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Just bought a bunch from these people:
http://www.radiodaze.com/wire-600.htm
REALLY NICE vintage looking stuff. Fast shipping as they are in NY.
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