Custom wire 18awg suppliers

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Braxil, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. Braxil

    Braxil New Member

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    I'm looking for both 18awg and 22awg wires in Black and Blue. For what I want it should be soft although not necessary, But definitely needs to be flexible without insulation coming off.

    I was wondering if anyone has bought from these suppliers, and has any experience with these products, how they compare to each other, and so on.

    Singularity computers 18awg black $1.50/m https://www.singularitycomputers.com/shop/custom-wiring/wire-18awg-black/

    modDIY
    High Quality UL3239 18AWG (both black and blue available) 1.60/m but purchaced by the foot https://www.moddiy.com/products/High-Quality-UL3239-18AWG-Silicone-Rubber-Wire-(Blue).html

    18AWG Stranded Hook Up Wire UL1007 (both black and blue available) 1.15/m but purchaced by the foot https://www.moddiy.com/products/modDIY-18AWG-Stranded-Hook-Up-Wire-UL1007-Approved-(Blue).html

    Element 14
    This site has alot of wholesale wire options, too many options. some can bought by the meter or in 100ft spools (just under 30 meters) but alot of their 18awg wire has an outer diameter of around 3mm which seems WAY too thick. This site is a bit of a too hard basket for me, but some bargains might be had. Here are some options.

    alpha wire, very thin and expensive. 1.22mm diameter, $2.89/m http://au.element14.com/alpha-wire/6715-bk005/wire-30-5m-16-0-255mm-copper-black/dp/2477399

    pro power, very thick, 3mm diameter, Black $2.10/m http://au.element14.com/alpha-wire/6715-bk005/wire-30-5m-16-0-255mm-copper-black/dp/2477399
    But the blue is cheap at $0.85/m http://au.element14.com/pro-power/pp001197/tri-rated-wire-1mm2-blue-1m/dp/2528094

    NTE, good thickness 1.8mm, black $2.10/m http://au.element14.com/nte-electronics/whs18-00-25/hook-up-wire-25ft-18awg-copper/dp/1662021

    I have ordered a foot of each of the modDIY wire I'm interested in for testing and will update you with the quality when it arrives. It might be good to get a little review/cost analysis up here.
     
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  2. kronikabis

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    If you are looking for nice flexible stuff try looking for somewhere like hobbyking, specifically silicone wire.



    https://www2.hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-high-quality-18awg-silicone-wire-1m-black.html

    Problem might be colour and price, but you might be able to try a few other hobbyshops
     
  3. Stooge007

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    can't you get what you need at Jaycar?
     
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    I'd forgotten about them. Looking at them now their website is a bit difficult to sort via guage or thickness and some isn't even labled, just sold as "light hook up wire", maybe I'll go into the closest one and have a look at their wires.
     
  5. Jlirv

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    I've bought heaps from SingularityComputers I'm very happy with it however I have nothing to compare it against. I would say it's not very flexible in the sense of being wavy etc.

    If you bend it a certain way it holds the bend, makes it great for custom cables because I can easily shape them and bend them.
     
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    yeah, the website is pretty bad

    but the range should be fine in store, plus you can play with the wire before buying, to see if it's flexible enough for your needs
     
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    Jaycar is stupidly expensive for cable.

    I'd go with Wagner Electronic Services (WES) myself as first port of call.

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  8. samus

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    Yep. Though they only sell in 100m rolls. 22awg twin hook up in grey is about $17exgst, and 18awg twin red and black is $29exgst. You are getting 200m of cable though. shipping is flat rate about $9 for syd metro.

    Note they moved over Christmas, to across the road a bit.

    For small quantities, ebay will be the cheapest.
     
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  9. i7Baby

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    18awg is 0.75mm2.

    I'd try automotive wire eg cut a bit off from the wreckers.
     
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    Its 24 strand .2mm, so not super like a 48 x.12 flexible, this is more designed to be installed and then not moved after. But it will probably work for your application.
     
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    Yep, used plenty of it before and currently using it for a project.

    Its flexible
     
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    Bambach Cables www.bambachcables.com.au
    Brookvale, Sydney

    They don't charge cutting fee and are happy to do cash sales. Must phone your order in prior to pick-up or get them to delivery. The minimum length/price per order was not much at all either.
     

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