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Post subject: How to remove insulation from thin wires
Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:25 pm
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.
any chemical that removes the insulation easily, which is cheap ?
Post subject: Posted: Wed
Feb 08, 2006 9:40 am
If th einsulation is not Teflon, you can burn
it off with an iron.
Insulation removalPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:39 pm
There are several
types of insulation used on "magnet wire" - which 44 AWG wire almost
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.
ask your wire vendor or manufacturer what kind of insulation they use,
and get their recommendations for chemical removal.
Post subject: Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:20 am
use a lighter,it's very simple
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