where can I buy non-conductive (or clear coated) ultra fine copper wire?

I'm looking for a very thin, non-conductive, copper wire. Although I've been told this is impossible to find and wicked hard to make, so something clear coated would also be acceptable, but I want an ultra fine gauge. I also want it to be solderable. Anybody know where I can find some?

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Kiteman8 years ago
I think you mean insulated (there is no such thing as non-conductive copper).

Look for magnet wire or enamelled wire.
aliasjanedoe (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
I thought the same thing until I found some inside a toy I took apart. But I've been told I won't find any to buy, so I've edited my post to include coated wire. And I'll try googling your suggestions, thanks.
If you want some quickly and cheaply, take a wall-wart apart and unwind thw wire in there. It looks like plain copper, but has a clear, insulating varnish over it. However, soldering usually burns the varnish off.
Solder doesn't usually, I have to set it on fire to do anything
Fussy - melts it off then.
Not fussy, soldering will not affect the copper's coating, for me at least.
Excellent news then - it looks like all aliasjanedoe needs to do is raid a wall-wart.
Depending on how much he needs.
Magnet wire (what youre talking about) can be found in numerous places, tv's/crt monitors, headphones, transformers, inductors, etc.
lemonie8 years ago
How thin in fractions of a mm / inch and how much? E.g. small headphones have fine wire of this sort, also small motors, transformers (hard to take apart though) L
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