Posts Tagged ‘wire’

DIY hand-wound resistors

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Need higher power resistors, or heaters, as we like to call them? Build them yourself. Matseng hand-wound 6 meters of 38AWG wire to build 12 ohm resistors. He used a pencil and some kapton tape as the base for the resistor. I needed two power (just ~1 watt) 12 ohm...

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Teflon insulated wire trivia

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

AkosL writes in with a prototyping tip: Try teflon insulated wires. (Or other heat/wear resistant insulation materials).  Why? The insulation is very resistant compared to "common" insulator materials. Both mechanically, and heat resistant (the one right in front of me is rated to temperatures between -60°C to +200°C). You could...

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