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guest_raliegh
Post subject: How to remove insulation from thin wires Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:25 pm
Guys,
I am using 44AWG wires which are very thin and have insulation on them.
How do I remove the insulation to make electrical contact with other ckts.
Is there any chemical that removes the insulation easily, which is cheap ?

Thanks


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Guest
Post subject: Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:40 am
If th einsulation is not Teflon, you can burn it off with an iron.


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Guest
Post subject: Insulation removalPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:39 pm
There are several types of insulation used on "magnet wire" - which 44 AWG wire almost certainly is.

Only some ("Thermaleze" or "PolyThermaleze") will be removable with a soldering iron. In fact, those can sometimes just be soldered into place. But they aren't so good at high temperatures, for obvious reasons.

If an epoxy-based insulation has been used, I don't know any good chemical removers.

If a lacquer-based insulation has been used, a water solution of lye can be used - but please, do be careful, as lye is both caustic and poisonous.

You should ask your wire vendor or manufacturer what kind of insulation they use, and get their recommendations for chemical removal.

Good Luck!


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lifan
Post subject: Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:33 am

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Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:20 am
Posts: 10
use a lighter,it's very simple

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