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|Posted: Mon Mar 2nd, 2020 08:28 pm||
I have seen tons of 'broken inside insulation' ...
... single copper solid-core wires over the years.
Also some multi-stranded non-conductors as well.
Also 'pro-audio' mic-cables, snapped 1/2 way along inside the cable.
All these faults were invisible, under the insulation of course.
One has to be careful these days not to get mugged by ALUMINIUM WIRE ! as well ...
... single solid-core, pulled out of ever handy CAT-5 cables, is often copper-plated aluminium !
It will SNAP inside, pretty much as soon as you bend it sharply, only a couple o' times.
I like silver-plated copper multi-stranded insulated in P.T.F.E. Teflon(TM) for my audio stuff.
For model trains & slot-cars, I like multistranded SILICONE insulated electrical wire.
The P.T.F.E. is tricky to strip the insulation, due to the slipperyness of the Teflon(TM) ...
... but with both P.T.F.E. & SILICONE, the insulation doesn't 'melt-back' when soldering.
I damn well HATE regular meltable P.V.C. conductor insulation !
Cost wise, you wouldn't notice 'much' difference in price, for a yard or two.
They are both available on eBay for a $ Buck or two, for a few yards of cable.
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