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Transformer-winding wire Answered

I am going to be hand-wiring up a large lot of transformers. Someone has told me there is an enameled wire (magnet wire) whose coating melts when you dip it in solder (also tinning the copper tip at the same time). What is this type of wire called? I am having a hard time searching for it. Thanks!

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samurai1200

9 years ago

problem solved... i cranked up my solder pot to full temp, and it melts and tins standard magnet wire in an instant. sweet.

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lemonie

9 years ago

Never heard of it, ask the "someone" who told you about this? L

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samurai1200lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

they conveniently dont remember what its called =P

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lemoniesamurai1200

Reply 9 years ago

LOL
this guy recommends burning it off.
I'd go with that or scraping it off with a knife / sandpaper.
Everything else I could find is essentially the same thing: extreme heat or abrasion. I don't think there's a specific wire for the purpose, the "melting" is a general technique.

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samurai1200lemonie

Reply 9 years ago

my standard way of doing it is burning off the enamel as well. i liked the sound of this special type of wire because it would speed up the process while making these by hand (i'm winding more than 50 of them). no worries though!

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lemoniesamurai1200

Reply 9 years ago

You could try having a pot of hot solder and dipping the end in (melting) - but what are you making? L

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Rock Soldiersamurai1200

Reply 9 years ago

"Yes. It's the best method ever, and I'll never forget the name." "So what's the name?" "Good question"