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what kind of wire(s)? Answered


hello-

beginner question: what kind of wire should i get for wiring led? and is there a good universal wire or set of wires i can get?

thanks!

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Vyger (author)2011-06-10

A good source of the right size wire is a junked power supply. They even have lots of colors so if you wire up a lot you can still trace things. Best of all, its free.
Old junk computers can be a source of all kinds of miscellaneous things including screws and wires and some LED's .

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iceng (author)Vyger2011-06-10

That nice colored wire is Solid Wire...... ahhh welll... :-Þ

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iceng (author)2011-06-09

Stranded copper wire.   Copper wire because it is easy to solder to the
LED leads and to PCB ( Printed Circuit Board ) pads.

Multiple strands of copper wires because copper is a metal that 
"work hardens" as it is flexed and becomes brittle and prone to braking.

The stranded wire is much less likely to cause a complete electrical
break ( disconnection of an LED hanging by a wire ).

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artworker (author)2011-06-09

Get the colored ribbon wire. It has 10 wires connected back to back.
Color sequence (Black, Brown, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray, White). Resembles anything?

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